Where are the Electrons?
In this electrons worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer to show the pattern of the principal energy levels, number of orbitals, and electrons in each sublevel of atoms.
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How Electrons Determine Chemical Behaviors
Lead the class on an investigation as they play detective and locate patterns in the electron arrangement of atoms. During the seventh lesson, they assign valence numbers to elements, organize the periodic table in the correct sequence,...
7th - 12th Science
Radio Reception and Transmission
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Atoms and Elements - Electron Arrangement and Periodic Law
Delve into the world of quantum mechanics by viewing this PowerPoint. Chemistry novices learn about electron energy and shells, and they practice listing electron configuration for different atoms. Because this presentation provides...
9th - 12th Science
More on Orbitals and Electron Configuration
A more detailed description and definition of orbitals, and the role they play in the atomic world are the focus of this video. The "P Orbitals" are described by taking a close look at the carbon element's properties. The periodic table...
15 mins 7th - 10th Science
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
How Do Geckos Defy Gravity?
Geckos are reptilian superheroes, defying gravity to climb walls and hang from ceilings, but where did they get these amazing superpowers? Watch this fun video as it examines the amazingly designed feet of these unique animals and how...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable