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Need a fun idea for your next chemistry lesson? This is a great hands-on activity for building atomic models.
This printable set includes the first 20 elements of the periodic table. Each card has the Bohr atomic model as well as the element icons from the periodic table. These cards could be used for learning about the elements, or for building atomic models like we have done!
What is the Bohr Atomic Model?
The Bohr Atomic model has a positively charged atomic nucleus with negatively charged electrons circling the nucleus on orbits (the circular lines). The atomic number of the elements represents the number of electrons the element has.
How to Build Atomic Models:
Just add the needed number of beads onto the pipe cleaner and twist it together. When you have multiple rings for the orbits, make some a little smaller than others so you can layer them.
We loved this fun interactive chemistry lesson!
The printable cards include the following elements:
They are also all listed on TPT if you prefer buying that way.
Check out how I made these Atomic Models into hanging mobiles, too!
This project is featured in my latest book: Science art & Drawings Games for Kids!