These illustrated guided notes are filled with helpful illustrations and places for students to doodle as they learn about chemistry! These notes can be organized into packets for students so that they have a set for each week or unit. I found in my own classroom that having “packets” of notes was the most helpful thing I could do to really help my students learn.
These note pages were designed with an interactive class discussion in mind. I recommend that teachers have their own doodle diagram page projected on the white board, and they can fill it in with their students, using some sort of projector like an ELMO projector. Students benefit a lot from seeing what the teacher would write down from the discussion.
Each set comes with a teacher key, student fill in the blank version (sometimes more than one different fill in the blank version), student "headers only" version, and a student blank version. Each set comes with 1 exit ticket you can use to assess at the end of the lesson!
All dates shown below for each unit are approximate and may be pushed back if needed. I aim to create the best resources I can and provide them on the schedule below, but unforeseen life events/illnesses may force me to push them back.
All sets come with a non-editable PDF and a Google Slides compatible version of the notes!
Unit 1: Math and Measurement for Chemistry (Complete)
1. Scientific Method (also included in Biology Set)
2. Measurement and Tools (also included in Biology Set)
3. Metric System (also included in Biology Set)
4. Factor Label Method
5. Scientific Notation
6. Significant Figures
7. Lab Safety (also included in Biology Set)
Unit 2: Intro to Matter (Complete)
1. Intro to Matter
2. Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
3. States of Matter
4. Mixtures and Separations
5. Intro to Periodic Table and Elements
Unit 3: Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry (Complete)
1. History of the Atom
2. Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes
3. Atomic Mass
4. Fundamental Forces of Nature and Nuclei Stability
5. Types of Radioactive Decay and Balancing Nuclear Equations
6. How Radiation Affects Us and Fission/Fusion
7. Half Life
8. Intro to Quarks
Unit 4: Electron Arrangements (Complete)
1. Properties of Light
2. Introduction to the Electron
3. Introduction to Orbitals
4. Electron Configurations and Orbital Diagrams
Unit 5: Periodic Table Trends (Complete)
1. Energy Basics, System, and Surroundings
2. Valence Electrons
3. Ionization Energy
4. Electron Affinity
5. Atomic Radius and Ionic Radius
6. Metal and Nonmetal Reactivity
Unit 6/7: Nomenclature & Bonding (Just uploaded to bundle - individual sets available separately soon!)
1. Chemical Bonds and Electronegativity
2. Ionic and Covalent Compound Naming
3. Electron Dot Diagrams and Lewis Structures Part 1
4. Electron Dot Diagrams and Lewis Structures Part 2
5. VSEPR and Molecular Shape
6. Molecular Polarity
7. Bond Energy (freebie - soon!)
8. Lattice Energy
9. Intermolecular Forces vs Intramolecular Bonds
10. Liquid Properties
11. Solid Properties
Unit 8: Chemical Reactions
1. The Mole and Molar Mass Calculation
2. Interpreting and Balancing Chemical Equations
3. Solubility Basics
4. Acid and Bases Reactions
5. Redox Reactions
6. Metal Reactions
7. Types of Reactions - Combustion, Synthesis, Decomposition, Single Replacement, and Double Replacement
Unit 9: Stoichiometry (Plan: January 10th)
Unit 10: Gas Laws (Plan: January 31)
Unit 11: Thermochemistry and States of Matter (Plan: February 28, 2020)
Unit 12: Equilibrium and Solutions (Plan: March 31, 2020)
Unit 13: Gibbs Free Energy, Entropy, and More Equilibrium (Plan: April 30, 2020)
Unit 14: Reaction Rates (Plan: April 30, 2020)
Unit 15: Advanced Equilibrium: Acids and Bases (May 30, 2020)
Unit 16: Electrochemistry (June 30, 2020)
If you have any questions, please let me know!
1. Are these appropriate for Middle School Physical Science?
They may be adapted for middle school or for a physical science course, especially some of the earlier units! Each set contains differentiated versions: a teacher key, a student fill in the blank version, a student "headers-only" version, and a student blank version.
2. Are these editable?
Unfortunately, I cannot provide editable resources; some images are licensed and the artists require me to sell resources with the images in non-editable form. Thanks for understanding!