Build an Atom by PHET

 

Build an Atom
 
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About

Topics

  • Atoms
  • Atomic Structure
  • Isotope Symbols
  • Atomic Nuclei

Description

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!

Sample Learning Goals

  • Use the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons to draw a model of the atom, identify the element, and determine the mass and charge.
  • Predict how addition or subtraction of a proton, neutron, or electron will change the element, the charge, and the mass.
  • Use the element name, mass, and charge to determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.
  • Define proton, neutron, electron, atom, and ion.
  • Generate an isotopic symbol for an atom, given the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

For Teachers

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Software Requirements

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Windows 7+Mac OS 10.7+iPad and iPad Mini with iOSChromebook with Chrome OS
Internet Explorer 10+
latest versions of Chrome and Firefox
Safari 6.1 and up
latest versions of Chrome and Firefox
latest version of Safari latest version of Chrome

Credits

Design TeamThird-party LibrariesThanks To

  • Kelly Lancaster (lead)
  • John Blanco (developer)
  • Sam Reid (developer)
  • Jack Barbera
  • Suzanne Brahmia
  • Julia Chamberlain
  • Yuen-ying Carpenter
  • Patricia Loeblein
  • Emily B. Moore
  • Robert Parson
  • Ariel Paul
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Sharon Siman-Tov
  • Royal Society of Chemistry

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