The Atomic Theory Polka
Students will learn about early atomic theory and the contributions of Democritus, Dalton, Rutherford, and several other early atomic theorists. They will research scientists as a group and inform the class of their findings. After they research and present their scientists, they will review atomic theory through a PowerPoint that the instructor will give and also be introduced to the structure of an atom. Once they are introduced to the basic atomic structure, they will go to different stations, where they will record the protons, neutrons, and electrons of different Bohr models.The closing activity will be a race between 2 or 3 groups, to see who can put the scientists in chronological order with their discoveries, the dates of those discoveries and their faces.