Men and Women of the At m
Scientists have known about
the for a long time.
The ancient Greeks were some of the first to theorize about small
invisible parts of matter which they called Atom atomos which meant indivisible.
However, today we know that atoms are indeed divisible! Many scientists since the
Greeks have made discoveries that have led to our modern day atomic theory.
In this activity, students will research a given list of scientists, discover their
and develop a presentation called
Men and Women of the Atom.
Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with the following:
Objectives: Students will be able to do the following after completing this lesson:
Access and use the Internet to perform research
Develop a table for recording data
Describe several scientists and their contributions to our present-day concept of atoms
Produce a webpage about their scientist
If computers are not available, library references and common classroom
materials can be used to complete this lesson. Access to the Internet
Links to information
List of Required Scientists:
J. John Thomson
Find and research at least 3 other atomic scientists - at least 2 being women - not on the list.
Complete the Data Table below by researching the links provided.
Find as many "extra tidbits" about each scientists as you can.
Choose a method to exhibit your research - See details below.
I. Choose one of the following:
You may work with a partner on this assignment!
Create a webpage to be posted
on the internet for all to see and oooh and aaah over.
If computers are not available, select one
of the following:
Develop an illustrated timeline of your discoveries.
Create a scrapbook of your findings.
Develop a skit where each scientist is interviewed by a talkshow host.
Do you have an idea? If so, check with your teacher to see if your idea is acceptable.
Criteria Possible Points
Data Table Complete, Accurate, and Legible
Presentation Followed Directions, Creative, Informative, Neat, and Attractive 50 points
Obvious Extra Effort 0-10 points
Possible Total Points 110 points
BE AS CREATIVE AND
INFORMATIVE AS POSSIBLE BY ADDING EXTRA TIDBITS THAT YOU ARE
ABLE TO FIND ABOUT EACH SCIENTIST!
Comments, questions, suggestions...WELCOME!
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