A hands-on approach to introduce the chemical elements and the atomic structure to elementary/middle school students is described. The proposed classroom activity presents Bohr models of atoms using common and inexpensive materials, such as nested plastic balls, colored modeling clay, and small-sized pasta (or small plastic beads).

Cipolla, L., Ferrari, L. (2016). Big Atoms for Small Children: Building Atomic Models from Common Materials to Better Visualize and Conceptualize Atomic Structure. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 93(6), 1068-1072 [10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00784].

Big Atoms for Small Children: Building Atomic Models from Common Materials to Better Visualize and Conceptualize Atomic Structure

Cipolla, L
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2016

Abstract

A hands-on approach to introduce the chemical elements and the atomic structure to elementary/middle school students is described. The proposed classroom activity presents Bohr models of atoms using common and inexpensive materials, such as nested plastic balls, colored modeling clay, and small-sized pasta (or small plastic beads).
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Atomic Properties/Structure; Constructivism; Demonstrations; Elementary/Middle School Science; Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives; Inquiry-Based/Discovery Learning; Student-Centered Learning;
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Cipolla, L., Ferrari, L. (2016). Big Atoms for Small Children: Building Atomic Models from Common Materials to Better Visualize and Conceptualize Atomic Structure. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 93(6), 1068-1072 [10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00784].
Cipolla, L; Ferrari, L
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