Ch 1: Atoms for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Through the video and text lessons, this chapter teaches students important information about atoms. Encourage your students to take advantage of the engaging and informative lessons in order to supplement their classroom assignments and textbooks.

Atoms for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This chapter can be utilized to explore important information about atoms for chemistry. Your students will discover what electrons, isotopes and valence electrons are. They will also be able to identify what is considered radioactive. Our experienced and expert instructors put these lessons together to help your students succeed. The text lessons include resources such as comprehensive transcripts and worksheets. There are also quizzes that follow each lesson and a cumulative chapter exam that can be taken before they move on to other chapters.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with material about atoms will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about atoms. 

  •  Students who have fallen behind in understanding atoms, electrons and radioactivity
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about atoms
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning chemistry (visual or auditory)
  •  Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  •  Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about atoms
  •  Students who struggle to understand their chemistry teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra chemistry resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover topics on atoms that your student needs to learn or review.
  •  Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about atoms.
  •  Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  •  Verify your student understands atoms by completing the Atoms for Elementary School chapter exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Atoms for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
History of the Atom Lesson for Kids

1. History of the Atom Lesson for Kids

This lesson focuses on how ideas about atoms - the smallest particle you can even imagine - have changed based on new evidence scientists have discovered. Let's read on to learn more about the history of atoms.

Electrons Lesson for Kids

2. Electrons Lesson for Kids

Love your electronics? Well, take a closer look at that word and you will see 'electron.' Electrons are important for so many amazing things that happen around us, including electricity. This lesson focuses on the nature of electrons, where they are found, and how they work.

Isotope Definition: Lesson for Kids

3. Isotope Definition: Lesson for Kids

Just because two atoms are of the same element does not mean they are identical. Find out how two atoms of the same element can differ, what isotopes are, how they are named and the different types in this lesson.

What Are Valence Electrons? - Lesson for Kids

4. What Are Valence Electrons? - Lesson for Kids

Valence electrons are kind of like the directions to a Lego set. In this lesson, we will learn what valence electrons are and why scientists need to know the number of valence electrons an atom has.

Radioactive Decay: Lesson for Kids

5. Radioactive Decay: Lesson for Kids

This lesson looks at radioactive decay. While radioactive decay can be dangerous, it can be used in many medicines and technologies. This lesson will explore three major types of radioactive decay.

What is Radioactivity? - Lesson for Kids

6. What is Radioactivity? - Lesson for Kids

This lesson explores radioactivity by describing sources of radioactivity, how it is used by scientists, and how objects become radioactive. Many objects are radioactive, but a further look will show the small particles that make up an object are responsible for radioactivity.

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Lesson for Kids

7. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Lesson for Kids

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal sounds like a very difficult idea, to be sure. But after reading this lesson, if you really want to impress someone, you can always say, 'That isn't possible due to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principal.'

Nuclear Fission Lesson for Kids: Definition & Process

8. Nuclear Fission Lesson for Kids: Definition & Process

Have you ever wondered how electricity is created? In this lesson, you'll learn about nuclear fission, which is one way that we can make the electricity that is used in our homes. Read on to find out about nuclear fission.

Nuclear Fission vs. Fusion: Lesson for Kids

9. Nuclear Fission vs. Fusion: Lesson for Kids

Fission and fusion are two words that sound very much alike, but they're actually very different! In this lesson, find out what each one is and how they work to create nuclear energy.

Quantum Physics Lesson for Kids: Explanation & Facts

10. Quantum Physics Lesson for Kids: Explanation & Facts

Ready to bend your brain? In this lesson, we demystify the world of quantum physics. We will discuss atoms, matter, waves, particles, and the famous scientists behind some of quantum physics most remarkable discoveries.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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