What ideas do your students have about the properties of atoms?
This ‘probe’ is designed to determine whether students can distinguish between the microscopic properties of an atom and the macroscopic properties of a substance or object made up of atoms by considering a coin.
The workheets contain an exercise to be completed by the students and notes for teachers.
Before your students can discover accurate science, you need to uncover the preconceptions they already have. This activity about atoms is drawn from Uncovering Student Ideas in Science – Vol 3 to help pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can monitor their learning and adjust your teaching accordingly.
Loaded with photocopiable sheets you can use immediately, this book has 25 formative ‘assessment probes’ – brief, easily administered activities designed to determine your students’ thinking on core science concepts.