This term we are delving deeper into chemistry.
Building upon what they have learned about atoms, the students are exploring how they bond together to form molecules.
The students are discovering the two main ways are ionic bonding, where opposing charged particles cling together because of an electrostatic force.
Also, covalent bonding where atoms “share” parts of themselves with other atoms to form stable molecules.
Year 9 have been building molecules using an atomic modelling kit.