*20 Minute Mini Lab
How does an electron’s energy relate to its position in an atom?
Electrons in energy levels closest to the nucleus are strongly attracted to it. You can use paper clips and a magnet to model a similar attraction.
Purpose: To model the attraction of the nucleus for electrons in various energy levels.
Materials: Small metal paperclips, magnet
Before you begin: Select magnets that are strong enough to pick up serval paper clips, but not strong that the paper clips are attracted to the magnet instead of creating a chain of paper clips.