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This activity uses pony beads (or other items) to represent subatomic particles to model fusion. This activity works well with NGSS with its emphasis on modeling!
Student manipulate the beads to form "ingredients" and then fuse atomic together.
Students may continue to use the beads or just a Periodic Table to identify the elemental products of each fusion reaction.
Students determine what elements would be created if the elements in molecules were fused rather than forming molecules.
Students answer five questions related to lab.
This lesson partners well with: