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Product 12943

By: J. Flint Baumwirt, Granada Hills Charter School, Granada Hills, CA

With the VSEPR Hold 'Em Chemistry Card Game, reinforce the rules behind VSEPR theory by having students play this variation on the popular card game Texas Hold 'Em. Molecules have shape and we've got the cards to prove it!

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Molecules have shape and we've got the cards to prove it! The structure and shape of a molecule are important to its physical and chemical properties. What are the bond angles for an octahedral? What causes a molecule to be linear? Reinforce the rules behind VSEPR theory by having students play this variation on the popular card game Texas Hold 'Em. Teacher Notes, extensive background material, and reproducible student handouts are included along with 5 decks of cards. Super Value Kit is complete for 30 students working in groups of six. All materials are reusable!

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Structure and function
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

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.
HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
HS-PS2-6: Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.