S&S Activity 5.1 Tab 1

Target Student Performance

Students use molecular models to explain how carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms are rearranged into new molecules during the oxidation of methane (the chemical change that happens when methane burns).

Resources You Provide

  • molecular modeling kit (1 per pair of students)
  • twist ties (12 per pair of students)

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Prepare one model kit, one Molecular Models 11 x 17 Placemat, one pair of scissors, and one Forms of Energy Cards for each pair of students. Print one copy of the 5.1 Molecular Models for Methane Burning Worksheet for each student. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.