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3D Model of an Atom

Within your group you are to create a 3D model of an atom. You will
have 5 days to gather your supplies and 2 days in class to work on
the project, with a final due date of

You are responsible to provide your own materials and they must be
available to be used in class by: .

Use your imagination and creativity in selecting materials for this

project. You project needs to be able to be hung, and therefore
needs to be made of materials that are not too heavy and are
securely attached. Be sure to include a way to hang your model.

Suggested items that have been used before are:

Candy Skewers Puff balls
Marshmallow Styrofoam Craft sticks
s balls Pipe cleaners
Popsicle Cotton balls Wire
sticks Jingle bells Beads

You may also want to have paint, paint brushes, special glues,
glue sticks (I have glue guns) fabric, etc. for crafting with. Do
not use any materials that can go mold/rot or anything that is
heavy such as clay.

Your project must include:

Sign element name and atomic number
Labels make a key on your sign for each part of your atom
and include the number of each of the parts.
o Protons correct number, based upon atomic number.
o Neutrons use the most common form of the element
o Electrons - must show that there is empty space between
the nucleus and the electrons and that there is a size
difference compared to Neutrons & Protons.

You will be graded on:

Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the parts of
the atom.
A neat and creative visual presentation.
An original model, presents a familiar topic in an unfamiliar
Final dimensions are between 6 and 18 in diameter.
All parts are correctly labeled with type of item used (color
etc.) and numbers of each item.
Has the correct number of neutrons, protons and electrons for
the most common form of the element.
The model shows that there is distance between the nucleus
and the electrons and that the electrons are a different size
compared to the neutrons and protons.




Teacher Approval: