- The learning target of this lesson is to learn how molecular geometry relates to points, lines and planes using the link under the process tab.
- Students will get in groups (3 - 4 students) and use the link under the process tab to find information about molecular geometry
- Each student should have a part- a reader (should have an iPad), note taker (writes notes), and a decision maker (decides on what molecule to choose as well as making sure answers are correct.)
- First, click on the following link https://www.ck12.org/book/CK-12-Chemistry-Intermediate/section/9.2/
- Reader will read the paragraph about molecular geometry (in bold). Note taker will take notes on this.
- Then answer the following questions: What is molecular geometry? What important factor affects the physical and chemical properties of a compound?
- The decision maker should then decide on a linear and planar molecule using the same link, then write what molecules were chosen.
- Answer the following questions:
- Why is the molecule linear/ planar?
- How did the molecules your group chose inherit their names?
- Sketch the shape of the planar molecule your group chose. Answer "What shape represents this molecule's structure?"
- Next, there will be materials provided for your group to build the planar molecule chosen.
- Grab enough tooth picks and packing peanuts for the structure of the molecule, then start building!
- Teacher will evaluate students by circulating around classroom and making sure every group is staying on task.
- Students will also submit the WebQuest assignment before class ends, which be evaluated for a grade.
- Students should have learned the basics of molecular geometry and how it relates to points, lines and planes.
credit to CK-12 foundation website for research information