Classroom Resources: Atomic Structure
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Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students will learn about what makes up an atom and how important protons are in the placement of elements on the periodic table.
Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Isotopes, Atoms, Atomic Mass | High School, Middle School
In this simulation, students manipulate the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an element and determine how these effect the mass number, atomic number, and other properties of an atom.
Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Elements, Atomic Mass, Electrons, Atoms | Middle School
In this project, students will first work with a partner to select a common element from the periodic table to research. They will create a video using iPods to present their research and they will access the Aurasma app on iPods to upload their video. Students will create a trigger image using a picture of the element from the periodic table. Secondly, the students will use the Aurasma App to scan a different element’s trigger image and will use information from another group’s video to construct a model that replicates the atomic structure for the selected element.
Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Elements | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students choose from a number of activity options in order to best display their understanding of atomic structure. The RAFT model will be followed for this assignment, which means the students choose their assignment and may modify the assignment based on Role, Audience, Format, and Topic.
Chemical Bond, Molecular Structure, Atoms, Elements, Matter, Interdisciplinary, Naming Compounds | Elementary School
In this lesson, students explore the structure of matter by designing, building, comparing, and evaluating models of a variety of simple molecules.
Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Atoms, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom | High School
This activity is designed for students to build a scientific argument about the relationship between energy and spectral lines by exploring how light interacts with atoms. In the process, students will examine proposed models of the hydrogen atom and use collected data to analyze the proposed models. They will then select one of the models and write a scientific argument to support their choice. Students will then review additional data to support and/or refute their selection. Based on their analysis, students will revise their selected model and construct a new argument to support their revisions.
Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ions, Atoms, Periodic Table, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons | High School
The May 2016 simulation is a follow-up to the March 2016 simulation. Students will focus their investigation on the electron affinity of an atom. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine the formation of an anion as well as compare the atomic radius of a neutral atom to the ionic radius of its anion.
Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Valence Electrons, Periodic Table, Atoms, Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Model of the Atom | High School
In this simulation for the March 2016 issue, students can investigate the periodic trends of atomic radius, ionization energy, and ionic radius. By choosing elements from the periodic table, atoms can be selected for a side by side comparison and analysis. Students can also attempt to ionize an atom by removing its valence electrons. Quantitative data is available for each periodic trend, and can be further examined in a graph.