ERIC Number: EJ722405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 0
The Octet Rules: A Dating Game for Atoms
Science Scope, v27 n8 p34-37 May 2004
To develop student interest in the periodic table, the author developed a simple, but fun, role-playing activity. This play is used after students have learned the basic structure of atoms and the general layout of the periodic table. It also comes after students have learned the basics of ionic and covalent bonding. The basic idea of bonding is the octet rule: atoms will either lose, gain, or share electrons in order to have eight in their valence shell.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Role Playing, Science Activities, Chemistry, Science Education, Molecular Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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