Classroom Resources: Atomic Structure
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Electron Configuration | High School
In this activity, students review electron configurations by using the periodic table like a Battleship board.
Atomic Radius, Electron Affinity, Ionization Energy, Periodic Table | High School
In this activity, students investigate trends in atomic radius, electron affinity, and ionization energy using an online interactive periodic table.
Electron Affinity, Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Periodic Table | High School
In this simulation, students will focus their investigation on the electron affinity of an atom. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine the formation of an anion as well as compare the atomic radius of a neutral atom to the ionic radius of its anion.
Atomic Radius, Ionic Radius, Ionization Energy, Valence Electrons, Periodic Table | High School
In this simulation, students will investigate several periodic trends, including atomic radius, ionization energy and ionic radius. Through the use of this simulation students will have the opportunity to examine atomic data as well as visually compare and interact with select elements from the periodic table.
Elements, Model of the Atom, Periodic Table, Introduction, Atoms, Electrons | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students will learn about what makes up an atom and how important protons are in the placement of elements on the periodic table.
Ionic Bonding, Naming Compounds, Intramolecular Forces, Ions | High School
In this activity, students will construct ionic compounds by balancing the charges on cations and anions.
Atomic Spectra, Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Interdisciplinary, Identifying an Unknown | Middle School, High School
In this lab, the students will make and use a spectroscope to identify the spectra within various types of light bulbs. The students will then develop an improved design for the spectroscope.
Atomic Theory, Model of the Atom, Subatomic Particles | High School, Middle School
In this simulation, students manipulate the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an element and determine how these effect the mass number, atomic number, and other properties of an atom.
Valence Electrons, Lewis Dot Diagrams | High School
In this activity, students will create a mini periodic table of elements using Lewis dot diagrams to represent each element up to calcium.
Isotopes | High School
In this activity, students will determine the average atomic mass of a sample of an imaginary element called Beanium.
Atoms, Subatomic Particles, Isotopes, Atomic Theory, History, Elements | Middle School, High School
In this activity, students choose from a number of activity options in order to best display their understanding of atomic structure. The RAFT model will be followed for this assignment, which means the students choose their assignment and may modify the assignment based on Role, Audience, Format, and Topic.
Percent Composition, Identifying an Unknown, Net Ionic Equation, Atomic Mass | High School
In this lab, students identify three unknown substances by measuring the amount of product (CO2) produced by a reaction with hydrochloric acid.
Molecular Formula, Atomic Mass | High School
In this activity, students determine molecular formulas given formula masses and a limited number of atoms.
Emission Spectrum, Emission Spectrum | High School
This activity is designed for students to build a scientific argument about the relationship between energy and spectral lines by exploring how light interacts with atoms. In the process, students will examine proposed models of the hydrogen atom and use collected data to analyze the proposed models. They will then select one of the models and write a scientific argument to support their choice. Students will then review additional data to support and/or refute their selection. Based on their analysis, students will revise their selected model and construct a new argument to support their revisions.