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562 resources with the concept electrons

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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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To Measure its Mass or Volume?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Atoms, elements, and molecules, oh my! Teaching the fundamentals of chemistry to curious sixth graders has never been easier to accomplish. Here is a resource that pulls together everything needed to get them off to a good start,...
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Molecule Shapes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The shape of a molecule is determined by the arrangement of atoms around the central atom and lone pairs of electrons. Scholars build models of molecules using single, double, and triple bonds. They can then see real molecules bond...
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Energy Levels, Electrons, and Ionic Boding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners see how electrons are transferred in the bonding of NaCl. They then create models of NaCl using styrofoam balls and toothpicks to assist them in explaining the formation of ions and ionic bonding. 
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The Periodic Table and Energy-Level Models

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your class to think of electrons as tiny packets of energy that travel in waves. Through a short video and diagram, participants see how electrons are located around the nucleus of an atom. They then get into groups and try to...
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Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Atomic bombs harness the power in the nucleus of an atom, creating devastating power and damage. Classes review parts of an atom by charging a piece of plastic and holding it near their fingers, discussing what is happening and why....
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Water is a Polar Molecule

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A water strider is a bug that taps into the attraction between the positive and negative ends of water, allowing the bug to walk on water. Learners view short videos showing polar characteristics of water. Pairs then discuss what polar...
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Introducing the Atom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scholars discuss how small they must cut something before it is no longer fundamentally the same. An online activity challenges and engages pupils in learning about the periodic table. Two hands-on activities cover elements and...
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How X-rays See through Your Skin

For Students 7th - 12th
Your young scientists will see that accidents and making mistakes are a common theme in science as they are tantalized by this short video clip that details the mechanics and history of the CT scanner and x-ray machine. 
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History of the Atom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse...
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Electronic Configuration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The creator of this collection of chemistry slides is clever! Electron configuration is explained as, click-by-click, orbitals are displayed and then each is subsequently filled with the proper amount of electrons. After the progression,...
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2007 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Sixty multiple choice questions cover the entire gamut of chemistry concepts. This is the local section of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, where your chemistry candidates take a shot at entering the national competition. They...
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2000 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
The National Chemistry Olympiad exams are comprehensive tests covering an entire  year of chemistry concepts. You can use them as practice for competing in the challenge, or simply as a review, or as an actual final exam for your general...
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2000 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
This 60-question comprehensive exam was designed to determine who would go on to compete in the 2000 US National Chemistry Olympiad. Hopefuls answer multiple choice questions regarding all chemistry topics taught in the first year...
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Review of Ionic and Covalent Compounds and Transitioning from Ionic to Covalent Compounds

For Students 9th - 12th
Here is a unique assigment: compare and contrast ionic and covalent compounds in an extensive data table and then analyze Lewis dot structures in antoher. Three columns are to befilled in: "characteristic or feature," "applies to ionic...
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Covalent Bonding and Molecular Structures

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
There are 66 objectives to be covered by upcoming chemists if they complete this two-chapter assignment. It encompasses all of the information needed to deal with covalent bonds and molecular geometry. Colorful diagrams display the...
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Review of Chemical Bonding

For Students 9th - 12th
This is an online exercise in which chemistry learners answer a series of multiple choice questions about bonding. Topics addressed include ionic and covalent bonds, electronegativity, ions, valence electrons, resonance structure, and...
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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: Chemical Bonding

For Students 7th - 10th
What a cute approach to chemical bonding! Atoms all have human names and are attending at a dance. Who will pair up with whom? By reading the characteristics, and not the element name, chemistry whizzes figure out the bonding pairs....
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Structure of the Atom

For Teachers 5th - 12th
A variety of activities get new chemists exploring the elements. The highlight is a song shown via online video by Tom Lehrer called, "The Elements." Offer bonus points to anyone who can memorize this tune! Other various interactive...
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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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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 high schoolers drop a pencil on a sheet...
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Size of Atoms - Trends

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This compendious collection of slides leaves no questions when it comes to the concept of atomic size. Thorough and easy-to-read graphs, tables, and graphics explain atomic radii, the shielding effect, the octet rule, isoelectric...
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Introduction to the Atom

For Students 7th - 10th
Sal does a phenomenal job introducing students to the atom, and the history that goes along with how we understand and view atoms today. Students are introduced to the atomic number, and how elements are organized into the periodic table...
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Drawing Lewis Structures

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In this drawing Lewis structures worksheet, young scholars read about the 5 steps taken to draw Lewis structures for atoms and molecules. These include identifying the valence electrons, placing pairs of electrons between atoms to be...