Posts filed under ‘Atoms and Elements’

Screen Casting for Science

5 minute teacher chalk-and-talk screen casts for kids to review key concepts makes a real difference for all students who miss a bit of instruction. Here’s the why and how to get started…

Continue Reading April 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM Leave a comment

Electrifying Chemistry

8th graders + electricity -> a positive experience. Well, except when it’s negative. We give it our best and share some activities, sheets and tips to make this an absorbing, exciting and more-or-less manageble experience all round.

Continue Reading April 16, 2012 at 6:47 AM 1 comment

Atomic Bondage

Activity sheets, game boards, mis-understandings and some smack-on-the-head insights for teaching this tricky topic. Apologies to real chemists for shameless simplification of complex concepts.

Continue Reading March 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM 1 comment

Activities for Atomic Theory and Atomic Issues

Check out activities with sheets and pics of some engaging games to teach the concepts of ‘isotope’ and of radioactive decay and half life. Beans, pennies and dice on rainy days, fun.

Continue Reading March 17, 2012 at 11:29 AM 4 comments

Kids’ Concepts of Atoms and Playing the Rutherford Gold Foil Game…

Games, pics, clips and text to start the Atoms and Elements units.

Continue Reading March 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM Leave a comment


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