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Atomic Theory

Atomic Theory


Students will learn the basics of Atomic Theory and its history

In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of Atomic Theory. Focus on the progression of the theory vs memorizing the scientists.

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Brief Atomic Theory and its history

Source: Langhans and various other educators

Atomic Theory: These are the “S” in WSQ. You must have them under your video notes completed by the due date on the Unit Plan.

1. Why was Democritus' theory not accepted?

2. How was Thomson's model and Rutherford's model different?

3. Why are the models still changing after all of these years?

4. Do you think there are even smaller pieces of matter than the electron? Why or why not?


Source: various educators and Langhans

HOT Question

Question about your Notes: write your question following the guidelines below:

Question- asking Higher Order Thinking (HOT) questions; use the following as your guide:
1. A question that you are still confused about (be specific, include which part of the video, etc)
2. A question that connects the videos together (i.e. asking about the relationship between the content)
3. A question you think you know the answer to, but you want to challenge your classmates with
Use your Unit Plan to help with question starters

Source: inspired by C. Kirch