Year after year, this is a class favorite!
Students will use M&Ms and Tic-Tacs to build an edible model of an atom of a randomly assigned element.
Concepts reinforced: protons, neutrons, electrons, atomic number, atomic mass, energy levels, Lewis Dot Diagram, and Bohr model.
The file includes a master data page with teacher notes/tips and a two-page student handout. The handout guides students step-by-step through the activity and ends with analysis and review questions. I have also built-in participation points to help keep students focused and on-task during this engaging activity.