From Particles to Properties: Chemistry Concepts with Water Models

Presenter: Ruth Hutson, 3DMD

Saturday, July 23rd - 9:20 - 10:20am

Explore how Water Kit© models can be used to foster an understanding of the structure of water molecules and how interactions between these molecules explain the properties of water observed on the macroscopic level. This session is based on the Next Generation Science Standards MS-PS1-1 and HS-PS1-3. During this session participants will:
Learn strategies for using hands on models to explain structure-function relationships
Explore how models can be used to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures (NGSS MS-PS-1)
Use models to compare the structure of water at the macroscopic level to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles (NGSS HS-PS1-3)