Simple Inquiry-based Build an Atom Simulation Student worksheet


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Title Simple Inquiry-based Build an Atom Simulation Student worksheet
Description This is a simple, inquiry-based activity using the PhET Build an Atom simulation. The objective is: I can use a computer simulation to develop a model of atomic structure. This activity was created for a combined 8th-grade physical science and technology class on a remote-learning day to be taught using a Zoom meeting. The students have already learned about elements and the periodic table and that all elements are made up of atoms. They have learned that atoms themselves are made up of even smaller particles, but not what these subatomic particles are. This is their first introduction to the concept of subatomic particles and the structure of an atom.
Subject Biology, Chemistry
Level Middle School
Type Discussion Prompts, Lab, Remote Learning
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords atomic structure, atoms, electrons, matter, neutrons, periodic table, protons, subatomic particles
Simulation(s) Buat Atom (HTML5)


Author(s) Ayse Adams
Contact Email aadams@graceacademyhartford.org
School / Organization Grace Academy Hartford
Date submitted 21/10/04
Date updated 21/10/04