This bundle covers an introduction to atomic theory. In includes a Power Point lesson that includes the topics outline below. It includes a revision or homework page (with answer sheet). A ‘Hot Seat Quiz’ that includes the key terms covered in the lesson and a printable of the key figures in Atomic Theory.
The Power Point lesson covers the key terms:
• Atomic theory
• Atomic structure
• Atomic Mass Unit
This is followed by a section covering describing atoms:
• Electron configuration
• Mass Number (Nucleon number)
• Atomic number (proton number)
The last section covers briefly
• Relative Mass Unit
• Relative Formula Mass
This lesson cover the section C3 of the iGCSE unit 0653 combined science (some sections regarding the periodic table will be included in a separate section).
C3. Atoms, elements and compounds
3.3 Atomic structure and the Periodic Table
1 Describe the structure of an atom in terms of electrons and a nucleus containing protons and neutrons.
2 Describe the build-up of electrons in ‘shells’ and understand the significance of the noble gas electronic structures and of valency electrons (reference to noble gases not included - this will be in periodic table lesson)
3 State the relative charges and approximate relative masses of protons, neutrons and electrons.
4 Define atomic (proton) number and mass (nucleon) number.
5 Use proton number and the simple structure of atoms to explain the basis of the Periodic Table (see section C9), with special reference to the elements with proton numbers 1 to 20. (not yet included in this section)
In addition, this lesson is combined with the Atomic Theory Timeline. This is not on the IGCSE syllabus however it is a great topic for class research, a mini homework assignment, it can make a nice addition to the course, an introduction to the idea of scientific models or just as an introduction to the periodic table or atomic theory.
This separate PowerPoint contains a lot of detail; thus this Atomic Theory Timeline resource is not really intended to be delivered in the presentation format as like my other lessons. The PowerPoint covers how a theory may change as new evidence is found. How a scientific explanation is conditional but may become more convincing when predictions based on the model or theory are confirmed later on by further ideas/scientific data. It is a good introduction to the concept of models, a brief overview of atoms, a printable of the atomic theory timeline and slides on the models proposed by various key figures in the atomic theory timeline.