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Learning Target: I can understand the particles of matter are atoms and molecules

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Atom Notes with Drawing


How Small is an Atom? - Activity


Just How Small is an Atom?

Just how small are atoms? And what's inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know. This fast-paced animation uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world.

Albert Einstein: The Size and Existence of Atoms

Pi day (3.14) is Albert Einstein's Birthday! To celebrate, we'll explain 4 of his most groundbreaking papers from 1905, when he was just 26 years old.

Source: Minute Physics

Atomic Structure and Atom Card Instructions


Inside an Atom Song

Music: I Like It by Enrique Iglesias

Source: Mr. Parr

Parts of an Atom Song

Music: Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5

Source: Mr. Parr

The Atom's Family

Story about the parts of an atom

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Atoms

Bill Nye explains how atoms combine to form molecules in this fascinating program.

Source: Bill Nye the Science Guy: Safari Montage Disney

Bill Nye the Science Guy Atom's Vocab Cards and Quiz


Molecule Model Lab Kit Instructions


Atoms Bonding Song

Music: Good Feeling - Flo Rida

How atoms bond - George Zaidan and Charles Morton

Atoms can (and do) bond constantly; it's how they form molecules. Sometimes, in an atomic tug-of-war, one atom pulls electrons from another, forming an ionic bond. Atoms can also play nicely and share electrons in a covalent bond. From simple oxygen to complex human chromosome 13, George Zaidan and Charles Morton break down the humble chemical bond.

Source: TED-Ed