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Unit Plan
US Department of Energy

Thermodynamics—Teacher Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
I'm so cool! No, you're exothermic. This thermodynamics lab unit includes an introduction, teacher demonstrations, six labs that students rotate through each class day, homework assignments, application of knowledge, and assessments....
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Organizer
CPO Science

Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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PPT
Curated OER

Nuclear Reactions - Rutherford's Alpha Scattering Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Neat! Show your physics class exactly how Ernest Rutherford fired alpha particles at a piece of gold foil and so determined that most of an atom is composed of empty space. Not just a slide show, but almost an animation, this...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Atomic Musical Chairs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An engaging activity enlightens young chemists in this lesson plan on atomic structure. They play musical chairs through a series of concentric circles that represent electon orbitals. A laundry basket in the middle holds the protons and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Evidence Revealing the Composition of the Atom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigators use indirect evidence to guess what is occupying a sealed box. You could also use a set of plastic Easter eggs to encase the unknown items. Another terrific activity involves having students drop a pencil on a sheet of...
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Assessment
Curated OER

2004 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
In this National Olympiad exam activity, chemistry apprentices answer sixty multiple choice questions including general chemistry topics such as atomic structure, gases, problem solving, writing and balancing equations and solutions....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING CHEMISTRY 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The University of the State of New York has designed a series of exams to be given to high schoolers. This chemistry exam is one of the most comprehensive and well-written that you will ever find. It consists of 84 questions in a variety...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING CHEMISTRY 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2006 version of the Regents High School Exam is just as thorough as the rest of them! Assess chemistry learners on an entire year's curriculum when they take this thirteen page test. 
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Interactive
Learning Games Lab

Nitrogen in Feed

For Students 9th - 12th
Knowing what farmers are feeding livestock is just smart business. A WebQuest lesson helps learners build an understanding of the relationship between amino acids, nitrogen, and protein. With interactive instruction, scholars practice...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2014 AP® Chemistry Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
More than half of AP Chemistry test takers earn a high enough score to get college credit. Improve that statistic by using past test questions including precipitate, molarity, and chemical equations to prepare for a future exam. The...
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

What Element Would You Be?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Primo Levi wrote a collection of short stories comparing his life from Italy to Auschwitz to elements in the periodic table. Pupils read an excerpt from his book and research the characteristics of various elements. Then, they make a...
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Activity
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Teach Engineering

Gumdrop Atoms

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
There's nothing sticky about the resource, unless you count the gumdrops! Scholars create a model of a lithium atom, complete with protons, neutrons, and electrons. It's just that these models are made with gumdrops and toothpicks.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Atomic Structure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Changing the number of neutrons in an atom makes it an isotope, but it does not change the element. Pupils complete logic puzzles, matching isotopes with their unique number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Either on paper or timed...
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

The Rutherford Atomic Model: Hidden Obstacles

For Students 9th - 12th
Historically, scientists had to be creative to study subatomic structure. Scholars step into their minds to recreate the procedure Rutherford used to create his atomic model. Learners identify the creative efforts of early scientists...
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Lesson Plan
LABScI

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of Elements: The Secret Agent Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Food always gets attention! Model atomic structure using fruit loops to represent the subatomic particles. After building models, scholars create ionic bonds using their models. Finally, they use these concepts to create a periodic table.
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Handout
National Institute of Open Schooling

Atomic Structure

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explain historical findings such as Rutherford and Bohr's contributions, explain wave particle duality, and formulate Heinsenberg's uncertainty principle. They also draw s, p, and d orbitals, explain more historical findings,...
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Interactive
PHET

Build an Atom

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars build specific elements by creating a model of its atomic structure. Objects they can include are protons, nuetrons, electrons, orbits, clouds, charge, and mass number. Simulation ends with questions to challenge individuals'...
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Interactive
PhET

Rutherford Scattering

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Rutherford performed his famous experiment in 1907 with Marsden, showing the true atomic structure. This interactive simulation compares Rutherford's historical experiment to the Plum pudding model of the atom. In both models, alpha...
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PPT
Science Geek

Atomic Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) was formed in 1919 and was crucial for allowing scientists to discuss findings during the Cold War. A presentation offers an introduction to atomic structure including the...
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Worksheet
Shelby County Schools

Atomic Structure Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teaching young scientists about atoms is no small task, but this series of worksheets will make it a little easier. From creating and labeling Bohr models, to identifying information provided in the periodic table of elements, this...
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Worksheet
T. Trimpe

Atomic Basics

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Get down to basics with these worksheets on the structure of atoms. Challenging young chemists to identify information from the periodic table and create Bohr diagrams and Lewis dot structures for different elements, this resource would...
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Worksheet
Armored Penguin

Periodic Table Crossword Puzzle

For Students 7th - 10th
In terms of crossword puzzles, this one on the periodic table of elements and atomic structure has some value. Twenty questions must be answered to complete the puzzle, but be sure to warn learners that when an answer requires two words,...
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Scholastic

Study Jams! Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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....
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PPT
Curated OER

Quantum Mechanics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mostly what you will find here is a history of quantum mechanics. Influential scientists are introduced (along with some of their recorded quotes), the progression of atomic models is reviewed, and finally experssions and equations are...