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Description:

This activity uses LEGO® bricks to represent atoms bonding into molecules and crystals. The lesson plan is for a 2.5 hour workshop (or four 45-minute classes). There is a "wet lab" chemistry experiment (mixing baking soda and calcium chloride with phenol red indicator), followed by a "LEGO lab" modeling phase that includes writing formulas using chemical notation. This lesson is also offered as a 2.5 hour field trip lesson at the MIT Edgerton Center.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
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  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
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  • Grade 9
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  • Grade 12

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Language:

English

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