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Students will be introduced to the idea that water has a slight positive charge at one end of the molecule and a slight negative charge at the other (a polar molecule). Students view animations, make illustrations, and use their own water molecule models to develop an understanding of how the polar nature of water molecules can help explain some important characteristics of water. The electron cloud model shows where electrons are in a molecule.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


polar molecule negative charge positive charge water electron cloud model electrons molecule



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Update Standards?

SCI.8.5.A: Science

describe the structure of atoms, including the masses, electrical charges, and locations, of protons and neutrons in the nucleus and electrons in the electron cloud;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.8, as of 2016-07-20.

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Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Instructional Quality: 2
Deeper Learning: 3

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