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Atoms and Molecules

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support the teaching of the following concepts:

  • The properties of elements and compounds arise from the structural arrangement of their constituent atoms.

  • The representation of substances (elements, mixtures or compounds) in particle diagrams

  • The differences in melting and boiling points between elements in terms of their structure (separate molecules or a single giant structure).

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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