Lesson Plan Day: 34
Teacher: P. Kirk
Topic: Structure of the atom. Types, location, charge and number of
C.PM: STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER
C.PM.1: Atomic structure - Evolution of atomic models/theory
Define an atom. Learn the evolution of atomic models. Discuss the
types, charges and location of particles within the atom.
Nucleus, proton, electron, neutron
Students will need to BRING BOOKS. Students will work on Chapter 3 Key
Terms. Students will Read 3.2 and complete 3.2 Study Guide. Students will
visit PhET: Build an atom and use the simulation to complete the Phet: Build
an Atom handout and learn about the structure of atoms. Electronic Assignment
EA3a is to be completed.
Students will use colored pencils to place the correct number of each type
of particle in the appropriate location according to the key or legend they
use for their (Assigned Atom) Teacher's job will be easier if you assign
specific colors to specific particles. Red-protons, Green-neutrons,
Teacher will pass out numbers 1-36 to students as they enter and collect
those numbers back. The numbers assign the student the Atom Model they are to
The teacher will monitor student progress through these four activities.
Teacher may need to show parts of the PowerPoint to assist students in the
completion of the activities.
ChromeBooks, EA3a, Copies of 3.2 Study Guide, PhET Build an Atom handout, Notes and PowerPoints
Teacher should be spot checking student progress on the PhET packet.
It could be collected for 10 to 20 points for completion. 3.2 Study Guide will
take at least one night to complete and should be collected for 10 points.
Chapter 3 Key Terms should be collected or spot checked for 5 to 10points.
EA3a should be taken for 10points.
Teacher will collect and grade student Atom Models for correct number and
placement of particles. The model should be 10 to 15points.