Day 16 – Building Atoms

In our unit introducing the atom, we don’t have a lab planned. Instead, I set students up with this PHET simulation for them to determine what are the parts of an atom and how do they go together.  It works so much better than a dry lecture or even having them whiteboard.  Its also amazing that the entire class was so absorbed that they didn’t even think about talking to each other till they had finished!

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