Build an atom

Build an atom
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource explores the structure of an atom. 

The resource allows students to build an atom by dragging protons, electrons and neutrons to appropriate places on screen.

Students are advised if the atom they create is neutral, an ion or unstable. There is also an opportunity for students to complete a game version of this activity. 

The active component of this resource can be downloaded or embedded into a web page.

Towards the bottom of the site is a series of lessons or worksheets produced by other teachers showing how they have used this interactive activity.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and... > ACSSU177