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Meausuring Moles in Chemistry

High School Chemistry

General Info

Created ByMarisa Abrams
SchoolHigh School
LocationLombard, IL

About the Lesson

Subject Area

Using the QFT

Place in the Unit/LessonBeginning
Brief description of the unitUsing the Mole as a counting unit
Final QFocusManipulative

Student Work

Student Questions

Priority questions in bold

Group 1

  1. Is it edible?
  2. Is it flammable?
  3. Is it white?
  4. Is it drugs?
  5. Is it sugar?
  6. Can it be baking soda?
  7. Can it be solid?
  8. Can it be liquid?
  9. Does it smell?
  10. Is it salt?
  11. Can it be toxic?
  12. Is it heavy?
  13. Is it a stable element?
  14. Does it taste?
  15. Does it have oxygen?
  16. Can it dissolve?
  17. Is it legal?
  18. Is it bad for your health?
  19. Does it have carbon?
  20. Does it affect your physical health?
  21. Is it made out of hydrogen?
  22. Can it stain?
  23. Can it be mixed?
  24. Is it made out of NaCl?
  25. How is the texture?
  26. Is it rough?
  27. What is it made of?

Group 2

  1. Is it an illegal substance?
  2. What color is it?
  3. Is it sugar?
  4. Does it dissolve?
  5. Is it smooth?
  6. Is it in a bag?
  7. Is it green?
  8. Where did Mrs. Abrams get it?
  9. Is it salt?
  10. Why is there more of one?
  11. Is it edible?
  12. Is it toxic?
  13. Does it hear?
  14. Does it feel?
  15. Does it feel like sand?
  16. Can we see through this?
  17. Is it soap?
  18. Can I mix it with my coffee?
  19. What do letters stand for?
  20. Do they have a chemical reaction when they mix?

Group 3

  1. How many grams of a substance?
  2. Is this white?
  3. Is this salt?
  4. What is this made of?
  5. Why are there tiny particles?
  6. What is the street value?
  7. Why does it have less than C6H12O?
  8. Is this sugar?
  9. Why is NaCl whiter than C6H12O?
  10. Why are the particles shiny?
  11. Is it rough or soft?
  12. What is a mole?
  13. What is C6H12O made of?
  14. What is NaCl made of?
  15. Does it come out of ground?
  16. Is it food?
  17. Can you use it for cooking?
  18. Is it safe to inhale/eat?
  19. What can you use these materials for?
  20. How much of it are in the world?
  21. Is it a chemical?
  22. Can it be used to make an explosion?
  23. Can the substances be heated or freeze?
  24. Can it dissolve?

Group 4

  1. Is it sugar?
  2. Is it salt?
  3. Is it a legal substance?
  4. How many grams is there?
  5. Is it flammable?
  6. What is it used for?
  7. What is C6H12O?
  8. What is NaCl?
  9. What is a mole?
  10. What is the texture?
  11. Why does one bag have more than the other?
  12. What does it represent?
  13. Where does it come from?
  14. Why does the color differ?
  15. Why is it in a bag?
  16. Is it a solid?
  17. Is it toxic?
  18. Is it edible?
  19. Is it medicine?
  20. What is it used for?
  21. Is it a chemical reaction?
  22. Is it sugar?
  23. What substance does it have?

Group 5

  1. Is this salt?
  2. Is this sugar?
  3. Why are they both one mole?
  4. What is a mole?
  5. Why does one bag have more?
  6. Can this be mixed with other substances?
  7. Is it eatable?
  8. How much do they weigh?
  9. What are we using this for?
  10. Can it change into a gas or liquid?
  11. How do you measure a mole?
  12. What element are they?
  13. How does it smell?
  14. Can their be more than 1 mole in the bag?
  15. What is a mole used for?
  16. Why are they different colors if they feel the same?
  17. Are there different types of moles?
  18. Why are they in bags?
  19. Why is one thicker from the other?
  20. Are they soluable?
  21. Does it have a smell?
  22. Why does this look like sugar?

Group 6

  1. After chemical reaction, will it be the same color? (white)
  2. Is it salt?
  3. Is it sugar?
  4. Is it sodium?
  5. Is it chlorines?
  6. Is it carbon?
  7. Is it hydrogen?
  8. Is it oxygen?
  9. What will happen when the 2 substances are mixed?
  10. Can they be mixed?
  11. Can their properties be changed?
  12. What will happen if mixed with water?
  13. Can you eat the 2 substances?
  14. Can you melt the 2 substances?
  15. What is the highest boiling point?
  16. Can it dissolve?
  17. Can they be eaten?
  18. Can the substances kill you?
  19. Are they good for your health?
  20. Can it cause high blood pressure?
  21. Can it cause high blood sugar?
  22. If you mix the 2 substances will there be a chemical change?
  23. What would happen to the substance after it has been mixed with a liquid?
How did Students Use their Questions

There was a gallery walk at end of unit to answer the priority questions of all the teams.

What were your prioritization instructions?

Choose three questions with the lens of a chemist

Teacher Reflections