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
- (From Previous Activity) 1.2 Expressing Ideas and Questions Tool for Ethanol Burning with student ideas
- 5.3 Organic vs. Inorganic PPT
- 5.3 Materials Cards (1 set per pair of students)
- 5.3 Organic vs. Inorganic Worksheet (1 per student)
- 5.3 Grading the Organic vs. Inorganic Worksheet
- (Optional) 5.3 More About Chemical Energy Reading (1 per student)
- Learning Tracking Tool for Systems and Scale (1 per student)
- Assessing the Learning Tracking Tool for Systems and Scale
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.