Just How Small Is an Atom?

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Using a massive cartoon blueberry as an atom model, an animated astronaut describes an atom's anatomy and the density of its nucleus. After showing this featurette, you can have young physical scientists construct atom models. Also, be sure to set learners up at computers to explore the interactive resources available through the Dig Deeper feature.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Quick and quirky animation is ideal for upper-elementary kids with short attention spans
  • With a free website subscription, you can flip the lesson, that is, add to or edit the assessment questions
  • A Dig Deeper features allows you to link to other outstanding interactive resources about size and scale in nature
  • Supports Next Generation Science Standards MS-PS1-1
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS