Early History of the Atom Homework
In this early history of the atom learning exercise, students answer 4 questions about Thomson's Plum Pudding model of the atom and Rutherford's experiment that led to the understanding of some of the structures of the atom.
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AP Chemistry Topic 1: Chemical Foundations, Part B
It is important for advanced chemistry scholars to review basic concepts, in particular the general structure of an atom. Here is an orderly activity: filling in a chart of chemical symbols, numbers of subatomic particles, and net...
10th - 12th Science
New Review How Can You See an Atom?
Seeing is believing! But, how can something as tiny as an atom be made visible? Explore the history of the atom with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Content includes early concepts of the atom, as well as...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed 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
Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Early Forensics and Crime-Solving Chemists
Amazing historical crime scene photos and information is shared by Deborah Blum, an author who has done a tremendous amount of homework on forensic science! Perhaps you could show this to upcoming chemists as you are inspiring them to...
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable