Overview

In groups of 3-6, students will be dealt cards from the "Chemicard" deck. The instructor will randomly assign 10 cards to each group, who attempt to maximize their point score (according to the card rules) by creating ionic compounds.

Each group uploads a photo of their sorted cards into an online collaborative platform along with a paragraph indicating the number of points and how they were obtained. Groups peer review the work of other groups, and make changes to their final set of ionic compounds based on these comments. Groups come up with their final point score.

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In groups of 3-6, students will be dealt cards from the "Chemicard" deck. The instructor will randomly assign 10 cards to each group, who attempt to maximize their point score (according to the card rules) by creating ionic compounds.

Each group uploads a photo of their sorted cards into an online collaborative platform along with a paragraph indicating the number of points and how they were obtained. Groups peer review the work of other groups, and make changes to their final set of ionic compounds based on these comments. Groups come up with their final point score.

This activity can then be repeated out of class as many times as the instructor deems necessary.

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Objectives

Students learn how to determine which ionic compounds are most likely to form, and peer review each others work.

Context and requirements

Level Grade 10-Grade 11, Grade 12-U0
Discipline Chemistry
Course General/Introductory Chemistry
Activity Content Ionic compounds, solubility/precipitation, and anions/cations
Technological Requirements Online collaborative platform (e.g. Visual Classrooms) recommended for the peer review portion. Can be adapted for use without by having students organize their cards then switch tables with another group.
Best Use Practice, Review

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Activity Pedagogical Components

Problem Solving

Working in GROUPS, students sort the cards to create compounds, maximizing their score. This work is completed IN CLASS.

Peer Review

Working in GROUPS, students peer review the work done by two other teams, verifying that the pairs are corrrect and that the score has been maximized. Students comment on the work, giving suggestions for improvement. This task is completed IN CLASS.

Revision

Working in GROUPS, students review and discuss the comments_â___made by other groups, revising and submitting their final set. This task is completed IN CLASS.

Iteration

This activity can be repeated OUT OF CLASS as many times as the instructor desires, with students working in an online collaborative platform in GROUPS.

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