The Electron

Electrons don't really exist as particles in an atom, but more as waves which move at different frequencies. Explore electron configurations through learning about their shells and orbitals and how this relates to the periodicity of the periodic table.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Preview the video and script questions to ask learners throughout the video
  • Have models of electron configurations set up around the room to use or refer to throughout the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have a computer, access to the Internet, and video projection system to use the resource
Pros

  • Video incorporates the history of electron knowledge, helping learners understand an electron's location, movement, and stability as we know them today
Cons

  • Video uses an analogy that compares electron orbitals to music, which learners may find difficult to follow
Common Core

NGSS