Evidence Revealing the Composition of the Atom

Investigators use indirect evidence to guess what is occupying a sealed box. You could also use a set of plastic Easter eggs to encase the unknown items. Another terrific activity involves having high schoolers drop a pencil on a sheet of scattered pennies, in a large-scale way modeling the Rutherford experiment. This is just a sample of the learning experiences explained in this mini-unit. It is a highly valuable addition to your chemistry curriculum for introducing atomic structure.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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