Into the Atom, Part 4: The Atom Splits

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Scientific discord is part of the road to new discoveries. Scholars learn how scientists challenge each other to prove and explain their conclusions in the final lesson of the four-part series Into the Atom. The video lesson explains the events that led to the discovery that a neutron can split an atom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use to introduce historical science discoveries about the atom
  • Following the lesson, have pupils research current implications of splitting atoms 
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a solid understanding of subatomic particles
  • Supplements the concepts with actual correspondence between scientists at the time
  • Shows animations and images to support the concepts
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