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ERIC Number: EJ782670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Mighty Molecule Models
Brown, Tom; Rushton, Greg; Bencomo, Marie
Science and Children, v45 n5 p33-37 Jan 2008
As part of the SMATHematics Project: The Wonder of Science, The Power of Mathematics--a collaborative partnership between Kennesaw State University and two local school districts, fifth graders had the opportunity to puzzle out chemical formulas of propane, methanol, and other important molecules. In addition, they explored properties that characterize certain molecules and then used their newly acquired knowledge of atoms' bonding requirements to help them build three-dimensional molecular models. The effort is succeeding--as you can see by the fifth-grade classroom experience described here. (Contains 3 figures, 1 resource and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A