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How Can You See an Atom?
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing is believing! But, how can something as tiny as an atom be made visible? Explore the history of the atom with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Content includes early concepts of the atom, as well as...
Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
JJ Thomson discovered atoms are made up of things, which he called electrons. The video in the Vertasium playlist explains Thomson's model of the atom, known as the plum pudding model. It presents the new knowledge Thomson wanted to...
Representing the Atom: Bohr, Rutherford and Lewis Diagrams
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What's the best way to draw an atom? Well, that depends on what information you need to convey. Compare and contrast the atomic models of Bohr, Rutherford, and Lewis using a video from the JFR Science series. The resource shows the basis...
The 2,400-Year Search for the Atom
5 mins 5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From ancient Greek philosophers to early American Quakers, people have sought to understand the composition of matter for millennia. Follow along with this video as it explores the long scientific journey that eventually led to the...
Study Jams! Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
3 mins 4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
What's smaller than a kiwi seed? Atoms! Basic atomic structure is detailed for beginning chemists in a light-hearted animation. Protons and neutrons are explained as part of the nucleus, and so are electrons that encircle the nucleus....