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Teacher: IPC Unit/Learning Focus:4.

3 Atomic Structure Time: 90 minutes Defining Success


OBJECTIVE: What will your students be able to do by the end of class?  IPC 7B Science concepts. Research, describe, summarize, and critique the various models in the historical development of the atomic theory. ASSESSMENT: How will you know concretely that all of your students have mastered the objective? KEY POINTS: What three to five main ideas or steps will you emphasize in your lesson? May also include key questions to ask during instruction. Define: atom, nucleus, electron, proton, neutron, atomic number, mass number, average atomic mass, electron dot diagram, electron cloud MATERIALS

Individual 3D model of an atom that can be hung in the class with the proper labels

Dates for Instruction

ENGAGE: Get the students’ minds focused on the topic (short; question or picture)
Draw an atom. If they get stuck use Hydrogen through Lithium to show them. Using these words nucleus, proton, electrons, neutron, electron cloud, orbital No books may be used.

EXPLORE: Provide students with a common experience
Compare with other students to see if your model is correct. As a group, create one large model on butcher paper to display.

EXPLAIN: Teach the concept. Should include interaction between teacher and students.
BrainPop – ATOMS Clear up questions / misconceptions a – atomic number p - proton e - electron all the same number m – mass number a – atomic number n - neutron - subtract ma to get n

ELABORATE: Students apply the information learned in the Explain
Make an element (activity from BrainPop – Title ATOMS – Click EXPERIMENT) Modification – use marshmallows, gum drops, raisins to make the model; give them a variety to chose from (elements 3-10)

EVALUATE: How will you know the students have learned the concept?
Individual 3D model of an atom that can be hung in the class with the proper labels Test Atomic critter…

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