Structure of the Atom
Students practice drawing the atomic structure of several different elements. They complete critical thinking questions about atomic structure and compare the atomic mass units for different ions and isotopes of an element.
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Represent Bonding with Lewis Dot Diagrams
Lewis dot diagrams, Lewis dot structures, and electron dot diagrams are all the same thing. Young scientists learn how to draw Lewis dot diagrams and come to understand how dots and dashes represent valence electrons and ionic or...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Just How Small Is an Atom?
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...
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, Electrons
What's smaller than a kiwi seed? Atoms! Basic atomic structure is detailed for beginning chemists in a light-hearted animation. Protons and neutrons are explained as part of the nucleus, and so are electrons that encircle the nucleus....
4th - 8th 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