Isotopes & Calculating Average Atomic Mass (45 Favorites)

SIMULATION in Isotopes, Atomic Mass, Subatomic Particles. Last updated March 15, 2022.

In this simulation, students first learn how the average atomic mass is determined through a tutorial based on the isotope abundance for Carbon. Students will then interact within a workspace where they will select the number of isotopes, the mass of each isotope as well as their abundancies in order to successfully build a mystery element. Finally they will use their choices to calculate the average atomic mass of the mystery element.

This simulation was developed through generous funding provided by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

See accompanying lesson plan