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Subject: Arts Education (6 - 8), or English Language Arts (8), or English Language Arts (8), or Science (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
Description: Students will learn basic information on a specific element found on the Periodic Table. Students will produce a reference book appropriate for a third or fourth grade child on the topic of the element the student is assigned. The book will include all of the basic information about the element while making the elements appeal to a young audience.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Atoms and Models of Atoms
Description: This lesson introduces students to scientific models. The students will learn how models of the atom have changed as new evidence is gathered. The students will also learn about the current model of the atom. Each student will make a model of an atom of a different element.


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Subject: Science
Title: More About Static Electricity     
Description: In this lesson, one of a four-part series on static electricity from Science NetLinks, students explore a Web site to investigate concepts related to static electricity. They then perform experiments in which they create static electricity and demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Static Electricity     
Description: In this lesson, one of a four-part series on static electricity from Science NetLinks, students perform some simple experiments creating static electricity. They demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other. Then students explore a Web site that further explains these concepts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Atoms     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a four-part series on static electricity, students are asked to review Web sites to learn about the atom's basic structure and the positive and negative charges of its subparticles. This lesson lays the groundwork for further study of static and current electricity by focusing on the idea of positive and negative charges at the atomic level.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Dryer Sheets     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how the old saying opposites attract relates to your laundry. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, which can cause static cling in clothing. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Title: Elemental Toons
Digital Tool: ToonDoo
Digital Tool Description:     The ToonDoo is a web-based tool that allows students to create a cartoon and publish it for the teacher and their peers.


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Subject: Science
Title: Dryer Sheets     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how the old saying opposites attract relates to your laundry. Positively charged particles are attracted to negatively charged particles, which can cause static cling in clothing. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Nucleus: Crash Course
http://www.youtube.c...
This podcast covers the properties of the nucleus and why they are important to defining what an atom is.

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History of the Atom
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson takes students on a tour through the history of the development of modern atomic theory.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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Chemistry 304: Electron Distributions
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on Electron Distribution.

Assessments


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Parts of an Atom Quiz
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Students label the indicated parts of an atom and receive immediate feedback.

Informational Materials


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Nucleus: Crash Course
http://www.youtube.c...
This podcast covers the properties of the nucleus and why they are important to defining what an atom is.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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Build an Atom
http://phet.colorado...
Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Learning Activities


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Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado...
How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

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What are our elements?
http://www.chemicale...
This is an interactive website for the table of elements.

Teacher Tools


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What are our elements?
http://www.chemicale...
This is an interactive website for the table of elements.

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