Atoms and Ions (Adding and Subtracting Integers)

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Type: Mini-lesson

Theme: Chemistry

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Learning Target: Students will practice integer addition and subtraction using atoms and ions.

  1. Review structure and notation of the Periodic Table.
  2. Provide an example of determing a charge of an atom with an equation: +3 + -3 = 0
  3. Have students complete this activity:
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CCSS Math Practice
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
  • Stability and Change