Build an Atom

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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' knowledge. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Give pairs specific elements to build and have them write answers for you to check later
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes pupils have some understanding of the locations and role of atomic particles; this is more of a way to assess what they have learned about atomic structure
  • Once teachers register for free, they can access teacher tips, lesson plans, and other related resources for each simulation
  • Simulation is easy to use and perfect for middle school and lower level high school classes
  • You can show the resource in a number of different languages
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