2009 - 2010

Homework 5: 9/17/09 - 9/24/09

Mr. Sam Harrelson MS Room 312 Email: sam.harrelson@sdsgriffin.org Tel: 864-381-7374 (or 864-381-SDSG) http://griffinscience.com

More information can be found on GriffinScience.com and feel free to email or call me with any questions you might have! Mr. Harrelson -This week, we are studying how atoms of particular elements on the periodic table combine to form all the matter in the universe. You will learn how atoms of elements react with one another to form compounds. When they form compounds, the atoms become chemically bonded to each other. This week’s homework asks you to create models of chemical compounds. So, here’s your homework for the week: Make 2 models demonstrating how atoms bond in (1) ionic compounds and in (2) covalent compounds. So, that’s 1 ionic compound model and 1 covalent compound model. To complete your homework, you must: • select appropriate materials to make models of atoms • indicate the number of bonds each atom forms • use your model atoms to compare compounds that contain ionic bonds with compounds that contain covalent bonds General Tips: Brainstorm with classmates about materials you can use to represent different atoms and chemical bonds. Look ahead in the book chapter (Chapter 5 starting

Physical Science - Grade 8 - Homework 5

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2009 - 2010

Homework 5: 9/17/09 - 9/24/09

with page 150) to preview ionic and covalent bonding. Think about how you will show that ionic and covalent bonding are different. You may need to find some small, but visible, objects to represent electrons. Be ready to display your models and explain what they show! Possible Material Tips: • Fruits, vegetables (not rotten, please), gumdrops, marshmallows (isn’t it weird how marshmallow is spelled?), or clay for atoms. • Tape, toothpicks, pipe cleaners and/or paper clips to connect your “atoms” to represent bonds. • Markers can be used to draw valence electrons on the models, or small objects such as raisins or grains of rice can be attached to represent valence electrons. How Will You Be Graded? • The appropriateness of the material you select to make your ionic and covalent models of atoms and compounds. • How correctly you have modeled the structure of the atoms and compounds. • How accurately your models show the differences between ionic and covalent bonding. • You will use your 2 models as a part of your quiz next Friday as well! Good sciencing!

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