This is a lesson plan developed specifically to accompany the PhET simulation Build An Atom. Created by a PhET "Gold-Star" teacher, the lesson contains a complete student guide in printable pdf format, and pre-lab/post-lab assessments. By following the student guide, learners will be able to create models of stable and unstable atoms, identify elements and their position on the periodic table, and determine if a model depicts a neutral atom or an ion. The atom builder simulation, which must be open and displayed to complete this activity, is available from PhET at: Build An Atom. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET).


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