Atomic Structure

Students investigate what is inside three different boxes using indirect observations and relate it to the discovery of the structure of the atom. In this atomic structure lesson plan, students explore the history of atomic structure by experimenting with indirect observations of 3 boxes and testing Rutherford's equation using a box and marbles. Students discuss Rutherford's experiment to determine the size of the nucleus of an atom.

9th - 12th Science 37 Views 162 Downloads
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