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Interactive
Concord Consortium

Atom and Ion Builder

For Students 6th - 12th
Explore and control the building blocks of atoms! Physical science superstars add and remove subatomic particles to create atoms and ions with an easy-to-use interactive. An alternate activity includes an assignment that focuses on the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Atomic Musical Chairs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An engaging activity enlightens young chemists in this lesson 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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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Atoms Family ~ Atomic Math Challenge

For Students 5th - 8th
Bold boxes present parts of the periodic table, with some of the contents conveniently missing. Beginning chemists fill in the blanks, which may include the atomic number, atomic mass, atomic symbol, or element name. Beneath each box...
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

The Periodic Law

For Students 9th - 12th
Time to put the knowledge to the test! Young scholars take what they know about the periodic table and build their own from scratch. Using clues from 26 different elements, they place elements in a blank periodic table. The clues include...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Isotope Rummy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Thanks to this game, teaching isotopes will never be the same. Physical science scholars work their way toward understanding isotopes in an entertaining game. Pupils play rummy in groups while practicing good sportsmanship and creating...
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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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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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PPT
Science Geek

Periodic Trends

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If your pupils think Um is the element of confusion, this presentation on period trends can only help. It covers the patterns for atomic radii, ionization energy, and electronegativity across a period and down a group. 
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Worksheet
Mr. Jones's Science Class

Parts of the Atom

For Students 7th - 11th
Up and atom! After labeling the parts of an atom, young chemists answer 16 diagram-based questions that deal with protons, neutrons, electrons, and atomic number.
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Activity
It's About Time

Atoms and Their Masses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are atoms too small to be isolated? Answer this question and more as you provide young chemists with the tools to conduct a hands-on activity demonstrating atomic mass. Pupils explore the mass of copper and aluminum, compare Dalton's...
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Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

The Modern Model of Atomic Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The difference between atomic mass and atomic number can be confusing for some young chemists. Help your class better understand the concepts by allowing them to sketch an atom on paper and then discuss their experience. Upon completion...
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Lesson Plan
Aquarium of the Pacific

Lego Molecules

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Young scientists construct an understanding of molecular compounds in this hands-on science lesson plan. Using LEGO® to model the atoms of different elements, students build molecules based on the chemical formulas of common compounds.
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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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PPT
Curated OER

The Building Blocks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This PowerPoint is a comprehensive review of all the facts related to an atom's basic structure and function. What makes this unique is that it is geared toward an audience of junior geologists. After introducing the periodic table of...
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Assessment
Curated OER

Physics 152 Fall 2004 Final Exam, Parts A, B, C, D

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
At the end of a general physics course focused on light and electricity, you can administer this exam. Concepts covered include electromagnetism, circuits, induction, light rays, lenses and mirrors, characteristics of light, electron...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Unit 2 ~ Atomic Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
As an atomic structure reference and review tool, this handout fits the bill. The first page provides definitions and tables of orbitals, electrons, and energy levels. The second page is an opportunity to practice determining numbers of...
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Worksheet
NASA

Atomic Numbers and Multiplying Fractions

For Students 5th - 8th
Here is a way for beginning chemists to review the skill of multiplying fractions! A segment of the periodic table of elements is presented at the top of the page, from which learners obtain the atomic number to use in six calcualtions....
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Atom Board - Making Atoms

For Students 5th - 12th
For this atom worksheet, chemists learn how to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom using the atomic mass and atomic number. They complete a chart of the subatomic particles and use marbles to represent...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Nuclear Arithmetic

For Students 9th - 12th
In "Nuclear Arthmetic," first-time physical scientists examine atomic structure and the periodic table of elements. The are given the formula, "N = A-Z," in which N is the number of neutrons, A is the atomic mass, and Z is the atomic...
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Worksheet
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Curated OER

Periodic Table Basics Test

For Students 7th - 12th
The periodic table of elements is a vital tool for all chemistry apprentices and professionals alike. Here is a chance for your beginning chemists to assess their understanding of the periodic table. They list element names, symbols,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Nature of Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th
Even though the questions on this worksheet pertain to general chemistry, it was created for an AP biology course. It is crucial for biology learners to grasp these concepts as a foundation for biochemical processes that they will...
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PPT
Curated OER

Elements, Atoms, Ions, and the Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This PowerPoint provides a complete recap of all the information needed for a unit on elements and the periodic table. The seventy slides cover the basic notation of elements, energy levels and ionization energies. The trends in the...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Periodic Table

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Compliment your lesson with this periodic table presentation. The slides are clear summarizing the origins and main details of the periodic table very nicely.  The overall appearance, images, and bullet points are logical and some nice...