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Title Build an Atom
Description Lesson Objectives: 1. Students will be able to construct a model of an atom. 2. Students will be able to determine the charge of an atom or ion. 3. Students will be able to explain how to determine the numbers and types of subatomic particles in an atom. Standards: TEKS Science: 8.5 A-C CCRS Science Standards: V-E2, VII-B1, VII-C2 **Note:** The scripted version includes additional teacher resources, such as, background content, common misconceptions and a vocabulary list. It also has all worksheets as editable content.
Subject Chemistry
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords atom, elements, ions, periodic table
Simulation(s) Build an Atom


Author(s) UTeach Middle School PhET Team
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization UTeach UT-Austin
Date submitted 3/26/12
Date updated 6/22/12