Grade Level

High School

Topics

Chemistry

Authors

Shannon ​Morey

Lesson Summary


This ​activity ​is ​meant ​as ​a ​supplement ​to ​a ​lesson ​on ​electronegativity ​and ​bonding. ​It ​is intended ​to ​provide ​students ​with ​an opportunity ​to ​analyze ​how ​the ​electronegativity ​of ​different atoms ​can ​change ​the ​properties ​of ​bonds ​and ​resultant ​compounds. ​Through the ​Bite, ​students will ​come ​to ​appreciate ​how ​their ​knowledge ​has ​applications ​in ​the ​field ​of ​cancer ​research.

Upon ​completion ​of ​this ​lesson, ​students ​will ​be ​able ​to:

  • compare ​the ​electronegativity ​values ​of ​different ​atoms.
  • explain ​how ​nonpolar ​covalent, ​polar ​covalent, ​and ​ionic ​bonds ​can ​be ​modeled ​on ​a continuum ​characterized ​by ​electronegativity ​differences ​between ​the ​bonded ​atoms.
  • describe ​how ​the ​electronegativity ​value ​of ​an ​atom ​can ​affect ​the ​properties ​of ​a ​bond and ​the ​resultant ​compounds.

Standards

Science and Engineering Practices:

SP2, SP6

MA Science and Technology/Engineering (2016):

HS-PS1-1

NGSS (2013):

HS-PS1-1

Common Core Math/Language Arts Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1 ​, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1  

Tags

bioluminescence, covalent bond, electronegativity, ionic bond, nonpolar covalent bond, polar covalent bond

Educator SoundBites

"I always find it exciting to get kids to work from data from scientific research. I think it's wonderful for them to realize that what might seem like "information" to learn are powerful concepts with which, for example, could help design new molecules that will allow cancer research to progress."
Barbara Scapellato, scientific high school of the IISS Paciolo-D'Annunzio di Fidenza, Fidenza, Italy/i>

“This lesson was perfect to let students know that electronegativity is not just a theme to keep them busy, but that it is something that occurs in nature and that can be used in positive ways to benefit mankind."
Rolando Zamora, American Institute of Monterrey in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

"A great opportunity for authentic learning!"
Biology teacher, Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, MA

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