Science Units for Grades 9-12

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Visualizing molecular structures is made easy using Chime software.


Using Chime Simulations
to Visualize Molecules
KAREN E. IRVING
UNIT OBJECTIVES
Students will be challenged to:
Use the Chime plug-in to produce different models of the same chemical structure and analyze the usefulness of each model type (ball and stick, wire frame, space filling, line).
Explore Chime models of the elements and identify similarities and differences between nonmetallic molecular elements and crystalline metallic elements.
Explore Chime models of compounds and identify similarities and differences between compounds made of nonmetallic molecular elements and compounds made of metallic and nonmetallic elements.
View Chime structures and write appropriate chemical formulas for simple elements and molecular compounds.
Produce image essays that illustrate macroscopic, submicroscopic, and formulaic representations for substances.

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