Average Atomic Masses

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Facilitate learning by using small objects to teach the principles of atomic mass in your science class. Pupils determine the average mass of varying beans as they perform a series of competitive experiments. They gather data and conclude the activity by discussing the results of each competition.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners build a three-dimensional atom using edible candies or art supplies and display these in the class
  • Assign each learner a research topic to uncover more about subatomic particles
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure the class has an understanding of scientific equipment used for this activity
Pros

  • The competitiveness of this activity excites learners and engages the entire class to reach a common goal
  • May be modified for small or large groups depending on the needs of each class
Cons

  • None
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