Discovering the Structure of the Atom
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Students investigate atomic and nuclear structure of matter by researching historical atomic theories. Students examine Rutherford's studies and discover that many scientific conclusions change over time as new data is collected.
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New Review Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
JJ Thomson discovered atoms are made up of things, which he called electrons. The video in the Vertasium playlist explains Thomson's model of the atom, known as the plum pudding model. It presents the new knowledge Thomson wanted to...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The 2,400-Year Search for the Atom
From ancient Greek philosophers to early American Quakers, people have sought to understand the composition of matter for millennia. Follow along with this video as it explores the long scientific journey that eventually led to the...
5 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Atoms and the Periodic Table
After discovering plutonium, Glenn Seaborg was given the opportunity to determine its periodic symbol. Rather than going with the obvious Pl, he went with Pu as a joke. The designation was approved and is now on every periodic table....
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Radioactivity: Expect the Unexpected
Several radioactive concepts are explained with the help of animated atoms, complete with their own facial expressions. As physical science pupils watch, they learn about gaining or losing atomic particles, alpha and beta particles, and...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable