Atomic Structure

Resources

Cloud model of an atom

Introduction to the Atom

Learn about the parts of an atom and its history.
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Introduction to the Atom

Cube overflowing with spheres representing particles

Introduction to the Particle Theory of Matter

Learn about how the Particle Theory helps us understand matter.
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Introduction to the Particle Theory of Matter

Casting hot iron

What Causes Hot Things to Glow?

Getting electrons excited by heat can cause certain materials to give off visible light when heated - like filaments in light bulbs.
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What Causes Hot Things to Glow?

The newest chemical elements

The Newest Elements on the Periodic Table

The periodic table was last updated in 2016 with four new chemical elements. What is a chemical element? What is the atomic structure of the newest chemical elements? How did they get their names?
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The Newest Elements on the Periodic Table