TITLE: Molecule & GSP Project
This lesson is part of the 6th grade physical science curriculum and will take place in the Computer Lab so that every student may have access to Geometers Sketchpad 4.0®. The students will take the information that they have learned about the molecule already assigned to them and will create a model of it using Geometers Sketchpad 4.0®. The students will already have information such as the number and type of elements each molecule possesses.
S.6.5.1 – Distinguish between atoms and molecules and among elements, mixtures and compounds; S.6.5.2 – Describe the structure of the element.
The teacher will open Geometers Sketchpad and show it on the board using an LCD projector. Then, the teacher will choose a molecule that is not assigned to a student to create a model of. This will be done by using the circle, line, and point tools.
The students will open Geometers Sketchpad 4.0® on their computers and will use the program to create a model of their molecule. Then, when the students are finished, they will print their model and turn it in.
The students will be assessed by the accuracy of their models.