Exploring atoms - atom structure

Exploring atoms - atom structure
Publication Date: May, 2014
Type of Resource: Interactive/Simulation

This online resource explores the development of the atomic model.

The resource is a Scootle website that gives students the opportunity to examine how evidence was collated to eventually suggest the current model of the atom. Students could use this to draw a timeline for the development of atomic models to show how scientific theories result from an accumulation of knowledge.

Additional Information

Scootle is a program developed by Education Services Australia and is freely available to Australian educators. Use of the site's resources requires logging in via your local education network or by registering directly with the Scootle website.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and... > ACSSU177
  • Year 9 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and... > ACSHE158