ERIC Number: EJ1104129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Big Atoms for Small Children: Building Atomic Models from Common Materials to Better Visualize and Conceptualize Atomic Structure
Cipolla, Laura; Ferrari, Lia A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n6 p1068-1072 Jun 2016
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).
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Models, Science Materials, Hands on Science, Middle School Students, Class Activities, Material Development, Concept Teaching, Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Visual Aids, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy