Hanging Atom Models

Grade 8, 90min

In the Hanging Atom Models project, students team up to create a series of elements using an online simulation tool. They record their results on paper and consider how their atoms differ from one another. Finally, teams choose one of their elements to create as a large wire model and then analyze the benefits and limitations of such a model.

Photo of a student working on a wire atom model

Topics addressed

Students will be able to



Suggested lesson breakdown

You can keep the class together for some or all of these steps, or allow teams to self-pace

Next Generation science standards

Common Core standards