How Science Works:Developing the Atomic Model
Lesson created by Stacey Smeltzer using
Video from Bozeman Science YouTube Channel
Learning Goal: Analyse modern development of the structure of the atom; the changing accepted view of the structure of the atom; acceptance (and rejection) of different theories for the structure of the atom. Can start at 2:20: Please note the scientist's name, experiment and model description. Highlight the progression (new idea) for each model. Pause if you need more time to write.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
One reason we study how the accepted view of the structure of the atom has changed throughout history is to highlight the role of experimental evidence. You can learn more about some of the experiments mentioned in the video here: Gold Foil Experiment Cathode Ray Tube Experiment Discovery of the Neutron Oil Drop Experiment So far we have focused on atomic structure from a chemists point of view. If you would like to know more about the structure of the atom from a physicists point of view check out some of these sites: Elementary (Fundamental) Particles How scientists study quarks Looking for quarks Quark colouring book