What are Atoms?
In this atom activity, students read about Dalton's contributions to the structure of the atom. They answer five questions about Dalton's ideas, the law of multiple proportions and the law of definite proportions.
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New Review Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
JJ Thomson discovered atoms are made up of things, which he called electrons. The video in the Vertasium playlist explains Thomson's model of the atom, known as the plum pudding model. It presents the new knowledge Thomson wanted to...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Are Intermolecular Forces?
Johannes Diderik van der Waals won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1910. The video, part of the Socratica chemistry playlist, explains what the van der Waals forces are and how they interact based on type. It details dipole interactions...
8 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Science of Macaroni Salad: What's in a Molecule?
After showing they quick-paced featurette on the breaking of bonds, hold a discussion using the accompanying Think questions. Complex molecules are broken down into smaller molecules during digestion. There are six main molecules that...
3 mins 4th - 9th 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