Exploring Electron Properties

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Bring a historic chemistry experiment to life in your classroom! Introduce pupils to Thompson's ground-breaking discovery of the electron through a cathode ray simulation. The resource allows users to study the behavior of both electrons and ions as they pass between two charged plates.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate the resource into a historical chemistry lesson or a subatomic particles unit
  • Provide some background information about JJ Thompson's experiment by having the class read this article
Classroom Considerations

  • Some basic knowledge of subatomic particles is helpful for using the resource

  • The slow motion setting gives individuals an opportunity to more closely observe the path of the particle they are studying
  • Instructions include a thoughtful guiding question to help you assess understanding

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