S&S Activity 3.4 Tab 1

Target Student Performance

Students use molecular models to explain how carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms are rearranged into new molecules during the decomposition of carbonic acid (the chemical change that happens when soda water fizzes).

Resources You Provide

  • molecular model kit (1 per pair of students )

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Prepare one model kit for each pair of students. Print one copy of the Molecular Models 11 x 17 Placemat and one copy of the 3.4 Molecular Models for Soda Water Fizzing Worksheet for each pair of students. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.