Concept Mapping


Eugene Palatulan

Marble Hill High School for International Studies, Bronx


Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

August 2009



Subject: Chemistry


Follow initial directions in the Biology Concept Mapping Lesson Plan.


Task II(a): Similar to the concept map you created about yourself, you can also create a concept map that will test your knowledge on how well you know a particular topic. Remember, the most important part of a concept map is the connections you make between the concepts.

Using the following terms, create a concept map that revolves around the topic of Chemical Bonding.


Physical properties

Chemical properties

Valence electrons

Ionic compound

Covalent compound

Chemical bonds: Ionic, Covalent, Metallic

Polar (Symmetrical)

Nonpolar (Asymmetrical)

Electron-dot diagram (Lewis Structure)




Noble gases


Feel free to add concepts that you think should be included.


Task II(b): If time permits and you feel like challenging yourself, try to build a concept map about Periodic Table. This time you are in charge of coming up with the key concepts and connections. (Hint: groups, metals, nonmetals, etc.)


When all the groups are done with their concept maps, be ready to assess/grade another groupís concept map using the concept map rubric.