A Bolt from the Blue

Summary:

This poster works discussion questions into each caption, allowing teachers to transition into the challenging activities provided on the back of the poster.
Topic: 
Chemistry
Activity Type: 
Posters
Grade level: 
9-12

A Bolt from the Blue demonstrates the chemical formation of methane hydrates deep below the world’s oceans. Utilizing a series of clathrate structures, the poster reveals new windows of scientific research currently being performed in the complex study of gas hydrates. By visualizing the face of each clathrate structure through an image, the poster simplifies chemical concepts, enabling students to learn chemistry fundamentals, including temperature conversions, balancing equations, molecular structures, and gas laws. The poster works discussion questions into each caption, allowing teachers to transition into the challenging activities provided on the back of the poster.

Curriculum standards

National Science Education Content Standards: 
Standard C: Physical science
Next Generation Science Standards: Cross Cutting Concepts: 
Patterns
Energy and matter
Next Generation Science Standards: Science and Engineering Practices: 
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Next Generation Science Standards: Core Ideas: 
ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
ESS3.A Natural Resources
PS1.B Chemical reactions