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ERIC Number: EJ921636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A Tale of Four Electrons
Burgmayer, Paul
Science Teacher, v78 n2 p53-57 Feb 2011
"A Tale of Four Electrons" is a creative writing assignment used with 10th-grade Honors Chemistry students. The project helps students consolidate their learning about bonding--an important unifying theme in chemistry--and answers questions such as (1) How are ionic, metallic, and covalent bonds related? (2) How do variations in electron configuration across a period alter expected bonding? and (3) How do intermolecular forces depend on bond polarity? This article describes the assignment, and the processes the author uses to grade students' tales. (Contains 4 figures and lists 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A