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Models of Organic Compounds—Super Value Guided-Inquiry Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7090 

Price: $77.69

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The Models of Organic Compounds Chemical Bonding Guided-Inquiry Kit introduces the basic structural theory of organic chemistry by having students build molecular models. Students draw structural formulas of organic compounds and more. 

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There are more than nine million organic compounds! What makes all these compounds different? Introduce the basic structural theory of organic chemistry by building molecules from the ground up using models. In this guided-inquiry activity, students use the reasoning skills of the scientific method to draw structural formulas of organic compounds, determine the general formulas of hydrocarbons and develop the concept of isomers. The activity is divided into five parts and is designed for small groups of students working together. Each part of the activity is a self-contained unit, so different student groups can start with different sections as the model sets needed for each activity rotate among the groups. Student collaboration and discussion is the heart of the guided-inquiry process in which students use reasoning skills and critical thinking to actively “construct” their knowledge of the subject matter. Includes reproducible student handouts, detailed background information and complete Teacher Notes with sample data and answers to all questions.

Super Value Kit is complete for five student groups. All materials are reusable!

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1. Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.