HON CHEMISTRY: Happy snow week! Here’s the lesson for Wednesday! As you watch and take notes, follow the connections the scientists made as they discovered the structure of the atom. Do you think there could be anything smaller than protons, neutrons, and electrons? Hmmmmm……
Make sure you know the name of the scientists, the name of their experiments, be able to draw a diagram of their experiment, and describe how they interpreted the experimental results that led to their discoveries.
Here are some extra video clips to go with the lesson for today. They’ll help you review the different experiment that the guys like Thompson and Rutherford did. Click here for the video on the Cathode Ray Tube Experiment that Thompson did, and also for a little history on The Discovery of the Electron. Here’s the other one on The Discovery of the Nucleus.
By the way – do you think you could do what they did – figure out what something’s made of without seeing it?
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