Atoms and Molecules

A collection by MsLW
13 Resources
Introduction to the Atom

Introduction to the Atom

Take a look at the structure of atoms, the building blocks of matter. See how people could map out something so small you have to magnify it over 100 million times to see it. More...

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Khan Academy
A Boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

A Boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

If atoms were the size of oranges, an orange would be the size of the Earth. Yet scientists have made a movie by moving single atoms around. Watch it here, as well as a video showing how it was made. More...

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IBM
Just How Small Is an Atom?

Just How Small Is an Atom?

Imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium, a grapefruit the size of a planet. Using images like these, an animator and a science teacher show you how small and empty an atom really is. More...

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TED-Ed/Jonathan Bergmann
Just How Small Is an Atom?

Just How Small Is an Atom?

Ordinary drawings and descriptions of atoms don't even begin to show their real size. This cartoon does. (Warning: It may blow your mind.) More...

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TED-Ed/Jonathan Bergmann
I’m Atoms

I’m Atoms

Want a musical way to remember some basic facts about atoms? Then check out this scientific cover of Jason Mraz's "I'm yours." More...

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Veritasium
Models of the Hydrogen Atom

Models of the Hydrogen Atom

Spend some time with this simulation, and you'll understand how physicists could figure out the structure of an atom without being able to see one. More...

Interactive
PhET
Animations: Atom

Animations: Atom

Drag around electrons, protons, and neutrons to build your own atoms. Remember: Do not try to put an electron in the nucleus, and fill the rings nearest the nucleus first. More...

Interactive
Kscience.com
Just Ask: What Would a Supersized Atom Look Like?

Just Ask: What Would a Supersized Atom Look Like?

If an atom's nucleus were the size of a marble, its outer edge would lie almost a football field away. You wouldn't see much between the nucleus and the edge, though. More...

Article
PBS NewsHour
How Do I Make a Model of an Atom?

How Do I Make a Model of an Atom?

This site will guide you in making a model or drawing of an atom, whether super-basic or more realistic. You'll also learn why nothing you make will be very accurate. More...

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Jefferson Lab
Bond Breaker

Bond Breaker

This game challenges you to grow into an atom from the humble beginnings of a single proton. Along the way, collide and break atoms. Good luck, agent Breaker...Bond Breaker! More...

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TestTube Games
The Star In You

The Star In You

Has anyone ever said you have stars in your eyes? They're right. No matter how old you are, most of the atoms in your body came from a star billions of years ago. Those that didn't, are even older! More...

Article
NOVA/PBS
How Nuclear Bombs Work

How Nuclear Bombs Work

Atomic bombs. Hydrogen bombs. Fallout. Ballistic missiles. Nuclear winter. This site gives you a full rundown of nuclear weapons and their effects. More...

Article
HowStuffWorks
The Development of the Atomic Model

The Development of the Atomic Model

It was easy to picture the atom as an indivisible chunk of stuff, a plum pudding, or a solar system. But modern physicists realize they can't really picture it at all. More...

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ScienceBlogs