What is an atom? A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title What is an atom?
Description This is my first draft of a guided inquiry activity (soon to be sent to the POGIL project for review) using the Build An Atom sim. I plan to use this in College General Chemistry I for an in-class group activity for <50 min. A few instructor notes (mostly to myself!) are included.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Other
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Atomic Structure, Group Learning Activities, Guided-Inquiry, Nuclear Atom, POGIL
Simulation(s) Build an Atom


Author(s) Shari Dunham
Contact Email Sharidunham@moravian.edu
School / Organization Moravian college
Date submitted 8/3/14
Date updated 8/25/14