Structure of the Atom
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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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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
Physical Science - The Structure of an Atom
Drawings on an interactive whiteboard are used to introduce the basic structure of an atom. Technically, the model drawn is inaccurate, as three electrons are shown on the innermost orbital. Electron orbitals are not the intent of the...
6 mins 5th - 8th Science
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
Chemistry 502: The World of Atoms is Not Enough – Bonding Part II
"The name is Bond. James Bond." Or is that "Chemical Bond?" Assign the viewing of the video as homework, and then have your chemists come to class to practice drawing electron dot diagrams and Lewis structures with the several bonus...
29 mins 9th - 12th Science