Classroom Resources: Atomic Structure


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  • Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Electrons, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Atomic & Ionic Radii Animation Mark as Favorite (61 Favorites)

    This animation explores patterns in atomic and ionic radii. Students will look at the different sizes of atoms in the third period and the atoms in the sixth group to see trends across periods and down groups. They will also look at an atom and its corresponding cation as well as an atom and its corresponding anion. **This video has no audio**

  • Model of the Atom, Electrons, Electron Configuration, Quantum Numbers, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Animation: Orbitals Animation Mark as Favorite (133 Favorites)

    This animation explores the shapes of the 1s, 2s, 2p, 3s, 3p, 4s, and 3d orbitals and how they build up and overlap as each successive orbital is added. **This video has no audio**

  • Radioactive Isotopes, History, Subatomic Particles, Model of the Atom, Atomic Theory | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Ernest Rutherford Video Mark as Favorite (64 Favorites)

    Rutherford's initial research was studying alpha particles, which he hypothesized were helium nuclei. With the help of Hans Geiger, Rutherford conducted the gold foil experiment, which justifies that the nucleus of an atom is a dense collection of protons and contains the majority of an atom’s mass. It also inferred that most of the atom is empty space and electrons are not located in the nucleus. He won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1908 for his studies on radioactive substances.

  • Atomic Mass, Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Periodic Table, History | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: Dimitri Mendeleev Video Mark as Favorite (63 Favorites)

    This video tells the story of how Dimitri Mendeleev organized the periodic table, even leaving gaps to be filled in with elements that weren't yet discovered.

  • Atomic Mass, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School, Elementary School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Video: History of the Periodic Table Video Mark as Favorite (112 Favorites)

    In this video, Sam Kean tells the story of the development of the periodic table. He also pays tribute to each of the major scientific contributors, including Dimitri Mendeleev, who made great discoveries through their efforts to best organize the elements.

  • History, Physical Properties, Observations, Model of the Atom | Elementary School, Middle School, High School

    Video: Ancient Chemistry Video Mark as Favorite (64 Favorites)

    This video traces the history of chemistry from the discovery of fire, through the various metal ages, and finally to the great philosophers.

  • Periodic Table, Elements, Introduction, History, Atoms, Electrons, Subatomic Particles | Middle School, Elementary School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Writing Your Name using Chemical Element Symbols Mark as Favorite (22 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use their creativity to spell their name (first or middle name and their last name) using chemical symbols of elements on the periodic table. For example, you can spell Yvonne using the symbols for yttrium (Y), vanadium (V), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and neon (Ne).

  • Isotopes, Atomic Mass, Subatomic Particles, Experimental Design | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Isotopes Make Cents Mark as Favorite (37 Favorites)

    In this lab, students use a sample of pennies to mimic how average atomic mass is calculated.

  • Polyatomic Ions, Review, Ions | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Trade Ions Mark as Favorite (11 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn common ions by creating notecards and quizzing each other.

  • Elements, Model of the Atom, History, Introduction, Matter, Observations, Periodic Table, Culminating Project, Atoms | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Is a Picture Worth 1000 Words? Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will learn about early chemistry discoveries through a textbook reading as well as from a cartoon.

  • Molecular Formula, Ionic Bonding, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Geometry, Naming Compounds, Lewis Structures, Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Ions, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School

    Activity: Simulation Activity: Ionic and Covalent Bonding Mark as Favorite (109 Favorites)

    In this simulation, students investigate both ionic and covalent bonding. Students will have the opportunity to interact with many possible combinations of atoms and will be tasked with determining the type of bond and the number of atom needed to form each. The simulation visually differentiates between the transferring of electrons when forming an ionic compound and the sharing of electrons when forming a covalent compound so that students can have a complete understanding of each. Finally, students will become familiar with the molecular formula, as well as the naming system for each type of bond and geometric shape, when applicable.

  • Review, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Isotopes, Electrons, Atomic Mass, Lewis Dot Diagrams, Model of the Atom, Balancing Equations | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Tic-Tac-Toe Review Mark as Favorite (36 Favorites)

    In this activity students collaborate to complete tic-tac-toe review questions to prepare for a test on the atomic structure unit. The idea behind the activity is to give students choice and you can read more about the inspiration for the activity in the May issue of Chemistry Solutions.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Elements, Identifying an Unknown, Atoms, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Valence Electrons, Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Model of the Atom | High School

    Lesson Plan: The Periodic Table Unit Plan Mark as Favorite (65 Favorites)

    The AACT high school classroom resource library and multimedia collection has everything you need to put together a unit plan for your classroom: lessons, activities, labs, projects, videos, simulations, and animations. We constructed a unit plan using AACT resources that is designed to teach the Periodic Table to your students.

  • Atomic Theory, History, Interdisciplinary, Culminating Project, Model of the Atom | High School, Middle School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Scientist Infographic Mark as Favorite (46 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will design and publish an infographic focused on a well-known scientist and their contribution to the development of the atomic model.

  • Atomic Spectra, Activity Series, Emission Spectrum, Ions, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Observations, Inferences | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Flame Test: Going Further Mark as Favorite (54 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will investigate the colors produced when several mixtures of metallic ions are placed in a flame.

  • Quantum Numbers, Electron Configuration, Electrons, Orbitals | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lesson Plan: Quantum Numbers Mark as Favorite (29 Favorites)

    In this lesson plan, students complete a worksheet answering questions regarding quantum numbers.

  • Atomic Theory, Law of Conservation of Energy, Electrons, Electromagnetic Spectrum | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Simulation Activity: Exciting Electrons Mark as Favorite (83 Favorites)

    In this simulation, students will explore what happens when electrons within a generic atom are excited from their ground state. This is a qualitative investigation, not meant to mimic any particular atom.

  • Periodic Table, History, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Atomic Radius, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons, Electron Configuration, Orbitals , Isotopes, Atomic Mass | High School, Middle School

    Activity: Ptable.com Investigations Mark as Favorite (138 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will use the online periodic table found at www.ptable.com to investigate a number of chemistry concepts. Students will use this online resource to explore information about the elements, including historical data, physical properties, periodic trends and more.

  • Elements, Periodic Table, Interdisciplinary, History, Atoms, Model of the Atom | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Project: Element Baby Book Mark as Favorite (39 Favorites)

    In this activity, students will “adopt” an element and create a baby book about their “new baby” while they research and learn about the element.

  • Electrostatic Forces, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Electricity, Electrons, Graphing | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Lab: Electromagnetic Forces in the Atom Mark as Favorite (2 Favorites)

    In this lab, students will better understand that opposite charges attract each other, and like charges repel.

  • Electron Configuration | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: E-config Battleship Mark as Favorite (86 Favorites)

    In this activity, students review electron configurations by using the periodic table like a Battleship board.

  • Atomic Radius, Electron Affinity, Ionization Energy, Periodic Table | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends Investigation Mark as Favorite (92 Favorites)

    In this activity, students investigate trends in atomic radius, electron affinity, and ionization energy using an online interactive periodic table.

  • Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Periodic Table, Ions, Atoms, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles, Electrons, Valence Electrons | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends II: Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, & Ionic Radius Mark as Favorite (74 Favorites)

    In this 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, Electrons, Subatomic Particles, Ions, Model of the Atom, Atoms | High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Trends I: Ionization Energy, Atomic Radius & Ionic Radius Mark as Favorite (156 Favorites)

    In this simulation, students will investigate several periodic trends, including atomic radius, ionization energy and ionic radius. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine atomic data as well as visually compare and interact with select elements from the periodic table.

  • Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School

    Access is an AACT member benefit. Activity: Periodic Puzzler Mark as Favorite (8 Favorites)

    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.

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