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Structure of Atoms


This unit introduces students to atoms, the particles they are made of and how they interact. The unit includes both activates in the classroom and online. The online activities includes videos, virtual labs and activities on my wiki page.  If hyper link will not work cut and paste in a new window.

Learning Targets: 
C4.8A Identify the location, relative mass, and charge for electrons, protons, and neutrons.
C4.8B Describe the atom as mostly empty space with an extremely small, dense nucleus consisting of the protons and neutrons and an electron cloud surrounding the nucleus.
C4.10A List the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons for any given ion or isotope. C4.10B Recognize that an element always contains the same number of protons
. C4.10e Write the symbol for an isotope, A zX where Z is the atomic number, A is the mass number, and X is the symbol for the element.
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Next Generation and Michigan Science