Fifth Graders at Colin Powell Create Original Molecules

School News
January 27, 2020

students with molecule displayColin Powell Elementary fifth grade teacher Amy Patterson held an extension to her class’s ocean chemistry lesson that engaged her students. The fifth grade chemists worked collaboratively to create an original molecule using the periodic table and everything they’ve learned about atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds.  As part of this project, students also were asked to name their molecule, explain its purpose, create a map of their molecule with element labels, and prepare an exhibit to teach others about what they created. Contact Amy Patterson at