Year 8 Chemistry
As part of their Year 8 Chemistry unit, Year 8 students at St Joseph’s School have been using molecular model kits to represent what happens in simple chemical reactions. These kits help to develop their understanding of atoms and molecules and to visualise bonds breaking and reforming during a chemical reaction.
The students have been using these kits to build models of reactants, reforming them to make new products and ensuring that all atoms are accounted for during their “reactions”. This knowledge is then built upon as they progress towards writing and balancing chemical equations. This process certainly takes concentration.