This tutorial video shows the atomic structure meets the Periodic Table. Electrons are wrapped around the nucleus in shells. This video explains this connection, the ramifications it has for the properties of elements.
It is no coincidence that the first shell can accommodate up to 2 electrons, that there are 2 elements in the first row of the Periodic Table, that the second shell can accommodate up to 8 electrons, that there are 8 elements in the second row of the Periodic Table.
About Atomic School:
Atomic School supports the teaching of Atomic Theory to primary school & students .
We provide lesson plans, hands-on classroom resources, demonstration equipment, quizzes a Teacher’s Manual to primary school teachers. Animated videos that clearly explain the scientific ideas supports learning by both teachers students. As a teacher, you don’t have to look anywhere else to implement this program.
Our work has been verified by education researchers at the University of Southern Queensland, Dr Jenny Donovan Dr Carole Haeusler, who confirm that primary students are capable of learning much complex scientific concepts than previously thought, crucially, that they love it. Students run to class!
The program has been trialed in Australian schools as well as schools in the Philippines, Iran India. It is conducted as holiday workshops at the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation, the Queensland Museum as well as the World Science Festival.
It has attracted wide media interest, including TV, radio print, the research data has been presented at prestigious American Education Research Association Australian Science Education Research Association conferences.
Atomic Theory underlies all the other sciences- genetics, electronics, nanotechnology, engineering astronomy- so an early understanding will set them up for a successful learning sequence for all their subjects, support their mastery of mathematics as well. We also have extension programs that cover Biology, Physics Astronomy to an equal depth.
About Ian Stuart (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org):
The founder of Atomic School, Ian Stuart, taught Chemistry Physics for 25 years at senior levels before he realized that his 8-year old son, Tom, could understand Atomic Theory at a much deeper level than he expected. After visiting Tom’s class at school, he discovered that his peers could also grasp the abstract scientific concepts, as well as apply it usefully to the real world.
Ian then developed a program to teach the advanced concepts of high school Chemistry, Physics Biology to students 10 years younger than they normally would. He found that this engaged their interest in modern early, sustained it through to high school beyond. It also sets them up for future success in their academic career paths.
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Electrons are wrapped around the nucleus in shells. It is no coincidence that the first shell can accommodate up to 2 electrons, that there are 2 elements in the first row of the Periodic Table, that the second shell can accommodate up to 8 electrons, that there are 8 elements in the second row of the Periodic Table. This video explains this connection, the ramifications it has for the properties of elements.
Keywords: Electrons, protons, neutrons, electron shells, nuclei, positive, negative, charge, Periodic Table, rows, groups, electron configuration, strong nuclear force, valance electrons, electric force.
Like in the last video, we are going to make different kinds of atoms by putting 10 protons in the nucleus, one at a time. And as we do that, we will place 10 electrons into the electron shells outside the nucleus. Remember that we are simplifying our picture of the atom by not bothering about the neutrons at this stage. We’ll do that later.