The Homemade Atom

Problem: Is it possible for you  to create a model  of an atom (including the electron's shells, protons, and neutrons).

Hypothesis:

Materials: You will use any household item exclusive of edible foods or dangerous chemicals.  You must meet the  following guideline:  when completed, your model must be suspended from the ceiling in the science room.

Procedures:

  1. This is an individual project. Using the element that you have been assigned, you must first determine your element's atomic number.
  2. Using the above number determine the number of neutrons, electrons and protons that a single atom of your element contains.
  3. Make a detailed sketch of an atom of your element.  Make sure to display the correct number of neutrons, electrons and protons; these should be  in their correct locations .
  4. Obtain Mrs. Snyder's approval. Keep the drawing, it will be used to build your model.
  5. Take this drawing home, discuss materials you could use to build your atom.
  6. What family is your atom in?  In your oral presentation. tell the period, group and family of your element.
  7. For extra credit, know and show what information is indicated by the period and group.

Model Guidelines: It cannot be bigger than a basketball, it cannot be edible or use dangerous chemicals, and Mrs. Snyder must be able to hang your  model by a string.

Student #
Create one atom of this element
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Copper - Cu
2
Carbon - C
3
Hydrogen - H
4
Sodium - Na
5
Potassium - K
6
Lead - Pb
7
Chlorine - Cl
8
Krypton - Kr
9
Calcium - Ca
10
Silicon - Si
11
Gold - Au
12
Chromium - Cr
13
Silver - Ag
14
Helium - He
15
Lithium - Li
16
Boron - B
17
Neon - Ne
18
Argon - Ar
19
Berylium - Be
20
Fluorine - F
21
Magnesuim - Mg
22
Aluminum - Al

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