S&S Activity 5.3 Tab 1

Target Student Performance

Students distinguish between organic and inorganic materials on the basis of both their functions (organic materials include foods, fuels, and the bodies of living things) and the chemical structure of their molecules (organic materials contain high-energy C-C and C-H bonds).

Resources you Provide

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Recurring Resources


Print one copy of 5.3 Materials Cards for each pair of students and cut the cards out ahead of time. Print one copy of 5.3 Organic vs. Inorganic Worksheet per student. If you plan on using the optional 5.3 More About Chemical Energy Reading, print one handout for each student.