ELECTRON CONFIGURATIONS 2nd edition (Atomic Model 3D)
Introducing the 2nd edition of this popular lab activity. This version includes a new font, edits, DOK sliders, integrative grading rubrics, options for differentiated classrooms, and more.
Here is an economical and educationally valuable means of modeling the movement of electrons in atoms in a beautiful way. This activity provides teachers of chemistry and physical science thoughtfully constructed and artistically designed templates that will allow students to construct 3-D models of the modern quantum atom and its electron configurations. These templates can be easily printed on thicker paper, such as card stock, and then glued together to form three-dimensional atomic models. After constructing these models students add ‘electrons’ to the appropriate energy levels and sublevels.
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In general, Zip Labs are science and math activities broken down into ‘horizontal and vertical’ educational increments. By ‘horizontal’ increments I mean each activity can be completed in a minimum of 60 minutes. However, the teacher, and/or student may choose to extend the activity over a longer time period or even days. By ‘vertical’ increments I mean each activity is broken down into segments according to grade and difficulty level. So teachers and/or students can decide where to start and how far to go with the topic.
Each Zip Lab includes potentially much more than any teacher will use at the particular grade level he or she may teach. However, it is my hope that teachers, and students, at lower grade levels will gain valuable insight by looking ahead to see how their teaching/learning will be applied in the future. While teachers and students at higher grade levels can reflect on topics that they should have learned in earlier grades. It is my hope that students see their education as a continuum rather than a series of disconnected and random topics.
Zip Labs include diagrams and illustrations that I hope are appealing to a wide range of ages. However, teachers can choose to omit them if they like. Also included is a Common Core ‘Depth of Knowledge’ (DOK) and grade level range ‘sliding’ indicator to help students visualize the relevance of their work.
ELECTRON CONFIGURATIONS (Atomic Model 3D)
Chemistry, Physical Sciences, and College-Level Classes: What you get…
Activity cover sheet (optional)
Background and instructions
Lab write up worksheet(s)
Templates: ‘Standard Quantum Atom’ and ‘Celtic Atom’
-Depth of Knowledge and Grade Level Slide Indicator Graphics
This unit activity meets or exceeds 21st Century and STEM learning expectations, and Common Core learning outcomes. Note: although ZIP-labs fulfill many CCSS specific CCS standards are not listed because ZIP-labs are designed to be used over many graded levels so the specific CCSS may be different depending upon these factors. For a list of CCSS in your state please visit- www.corestandards.org
New – Integrated Holistic QPA, (that’s Quality Performance Assessment) created by me! This activity requires NO RUBRICS! The rubric is integrated into the activity itself. Much less work for you and far more meaningful to your students.
Working to change STEM to STEAM.