Tuesday, 4/19/16- B Day

Class will meet in the computer lab room A3/A5 today!

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons to draw a model of the atom, identify the element, and determine the mass and charge.
  • Predict how addition or subtraction of a proton, neutron, or electron will change the element, the charge, and the mass.
  • Use the element name, mass, and charge to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now– Head the “Pre-lab for Build an Atom” handout properly with your name and science period. With a partner, complete the “Pre-lab for Build an Atom” handout. Each partner should complete his or her own handout.
  2. SimulationBuild an Atom PhET- With a partner, build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas! As you work through the simulation, complete the activity handout.
  • Model how to use the simulation- To work the simulation, click on “Atom.” Also, click box next to “Stable/Unstable” under “Show.”
  • Explore the simulation with your partner for 5 minutes.
  • Begin building an atom and working through the handout.
Build an Atom

To work the Simulation, click on “Atom.” Also, click box next to “Stable/Unstable” under “Show.”

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