Sub-atomic Particles (16-19)

Subatomic particles, perfectly paired with puzzles? Introduce your class to protons, electrons, and neutrons through an informative interactive. Learners create a reference table of subatomic particle information before they use it in a series of logic games.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the first puzzle as a formative check for subatomic particle knowledge
  • Have the class create a sketch of the information in the activity to add a visual element
Classroom Considerations

  • Arrange for time in the computer lab so that class members can complete the puzzles
Pros

  • The well-rounded activity gives pupils the big picture of subatomic particle placement, charge, and mass relationship
  • Challenging puzzles incorporate content and logic 
Cons

  • None