Chemistry is a conceptual subject and, in order to explain many of these concepts, teachers use models to describe and explain the microscopic world and relate it to the macroscopic properties of matter. This resource is designed to provide strategies for dealing with some of the misconceptions that students have in the form of ready-to-use classroom resources.

A shorter version of this activity is available as part of a complete lesson plan for 14–16 year olds on metallic bonding and the structure of iron.