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Introduction to Molecular Modeling: Single Group

Kit #125
Introduction to Molecular Modeling: Single Group

This basic molecular model kit is ideal for teacher demonstrations or individual student activities. Construct ten different molecular models, including methane, water, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, ethane, and propane.

Details at a Glance

  • 1 Day | 1 ~50 minute class period
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates classes
  • All materials are non-consumable
  • Includes digital resources

Scientific Concepts

•Elements are the simplest substances. There are 118 known elements.
•The smallest unit of an element is an atom. Each element has a unique atom with unique properties.
•Atoms can combine, or bond, with one another to form bigger particles called molecules and compounds that can have from two to thousands of atoms.
•Use models to describe unobservable mechanisms.
•Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules.
Key Vocabulary: atom, bond , chemical formula , compound , element , element symbol , matter, model, molecule, Periodic Table of Elements, subscript, substance

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 1 Student Directions and Guide
  • 85 Covalent electron bond models (white tubes)
  • 30 Hydrogen atom models (white with one prong)
  • 20 Carbon atom models (black with four prongs)
  • 10 Nitrogen atom models (blue with three prongs)
  • 10 Chlorine atom models (green with one prong)
  • 10 Oxygen atom models (red with two prongs)
  • 10 Sulfur atom models (yellow with two prongs)