Counting Stuff by Mass...or How Many Candy Corns Are in That Fishbowl?
Apr 20 2011
John Tracey's picture
Source: John Tracey
Summary Information


atomic mass, molar mass, moles, stoichiometry, atomic weight, measurement

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

less than 1 hour

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate for kinesthetic and visual learners.

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Average: 5 (1 vote)


mfrank78's picture

April 27, 2011 - 8:14pm

This will be a great physics

This will be a great physics lesson to use.
Karen2012's picture

May 19, 2012 - 1:37pm

Counting stuff by mass modified lesson

The opening assessment is presented in a very non threatening way for students and allows students to engage in understanding. the idea of the mole is not always easy for students to understand so the assessment strategies is a great guided way to explore this concept!
asc006's picture

May 19, 2012 - 2:08pm

Assessment Strategies and Lesson Revision

I know that I will be using some version of this assessment in my chemistry class. I think this is a great way to get students thinking about the relationship for mass and moles and why atoms are often counted using the mole. Great assessment - thanks!