Atomic Structure

Changing the number of neutrons in an atom makes it an isotope, but it does not change the element. Pupils complete logic puzzles, matching isotopes with their unique number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Either on paper or timed online, mastery becomes fun.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a review before a test
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of isotopes and atomic structure
  • Assumes students understand how to complete gridlock puzzles
Pros

  • Works well in traditional or flipped classrooms
  • Provides an answer key
Cons

  • None