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Introduction to Chemistry Lesson I PowerPoint "Studying Atoms"

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This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
"The teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5A. understands the atomic and nuclear structure of matter and the relationship to chemical and physical properties
5C. understands the cause and effect of chemical reactions in natural and manufactured systems
5E. analyzes the properties of materials in relation to their chemical or physical structures and evaluate uses of the materials based on their properties
5F. explains conservation of mass and energy and explains interactions of energy with matter, including changes in state"

PowerPoint lesson I in the "Atomic Structure" unit III - introductory chemistry. This lesson explains how different atomic models have evolved through time; identifies evidence for atoms and the atomic nucleus; and describes the relative size of the nucleus compared to the entire atom.

A separate student PowerPoint worksheet for this lesson is also available.

PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.

*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Chemistry Complete Unit III Atomic Structure" zip file folder.

Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:

ancient Greeks
Solids, liquids, gases
earth, wind, fire, water
John Dalton
atomic theory
scientific experiment
compound ratio
J.J. Thomson
charged gas
subatomic particles
"plum pudding" model
"chocolate chip ice cream" model
neutral atoms
Ernest Rutherford
alpha particles
gold foil experiment
positively charged nucleus


Introduction to Chemistry Lesson I PowerPoint "Studying Atoms" by astronomydad is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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