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Title Rutherford Scattering
Description Lesson that demonstrates how indirect evidence was used to determine the different parts of atoms and their locations in the atom. Can be done as a lab or a demonstration by the teacher.
Subject Chemistry
Level Middle School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords atoms, indirect evidence
Simulation(s) Hamburan Rutherford


Author(s) Sarah Borenstein
Contact Email sborenstein@cherrycreekschools.org
School / Organization Campus Middle School
Date submitted 08/07/28
Date updated 08/11/13