You will get to take an up-close look at the structure of the atom and how it was discovered. Explore electron energy levels and learn about nuclear fission while saving a damaged submarine and its crew.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What is an atom?
~ An atom is the smallest particle into which an element can be divided without losing its properties.
How are protons and neutrons charged, and where are they located in an atom?
~ Protons are positively charged and neutrons have no charge. Protons and neutrons are both located in the atom's nucleus.
How are electrons charged, and where are they located in an atom?
~ Electrons are negatively charged and are found in orbit around the nucleus.
How do protons determine which type of element an atom represents?
~ The number of protons in the nucleus determines which type of element an atom represents.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: AMU, atom, and atomic mass unit.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||AMU, atom, atomic mass unit|