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Title Testing Ideas from Classical and Quantum Physics
Description In this activity, students will first run the simulation develop characteristics of a model for the hydrogen atom based on their initial observations. Then they will test different models, comparing them to the characteristics of their model and to their observations. This activity simulates how scientists often work, developing models based on observations and then testing those models.
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords hydrogen atom, model building
Simulation(s) Models of the Hydrogen Atom


Author(s) Bruce Palmquist
Contact Email palmquis@cwu.edu
School / Organization Central Washington University
Date submitted 9/29/12
Date updated 9/29/12