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Title Structure of the Atom
Description This lesson is to introduce the vocabulary of proton, neutron, electron, nucleus and neutral atom through discovery. It is also an anchor activity for the entire unit on atomic theory.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords parts of the atom, using the periodic table to name atoms
Simulation(s) Build an Atom


Author(s) Jackie Esler
Contact Email jacqueline.esler@bvsd.org
School / Organization Boulder Valley School District
Date submitted 7/6/11
Date updated 4/20/15