Why are some metals denser than others? Why are isotopes so important? Where did those numbers underneath the element symbols on the periodic table come from? Why aren’t they whole numbers? The purpose of this lab is to explore how atomic mass is calculated. Students will be working with simulated atoms, represented either by candy pieces or coins, to learn how to calculate the average atomic mass of an element.
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This is part of a series of activities and lesson on the Nature of the Atom by No More Boring Science
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