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Science 10 Nov 19th

Science 10 Lesson Outline                            Date: Nov 19th


Last lessons Objectives


Pre Test for exam

Pre Test review of results


Acceleration Worksheet

Today’s Objective  

1.   Intro to Chemistry

2.   Atom Structure

3.   Model of Atom

4.   Illustrating action of atoms bonding



Number One

Put simply

Physics is about examining forces, energy and motion between objects. It attempts to examine how things interact from a mathematical point of view. It explores the diversity of energy in motion (kinetic) and stored (potential).


Chemistry is about exploring how individual atoms have their own unique properties and how these properties help to explain how groups of may behave.


An atom is a self contained moving object with a center, called the nucleus and a cloud of electrons that surround that nucleus.


Each atom can provide and or store energy.


The structure of an atom influences how it interacts with other atoms.


Many models of the atom are misleading. Lets explore why..

(see list below)





Number Two

Text book 4.1

Atomic structure

Using the periodic table to explore atomic structure






Properties of elements and the periodic table



Using Venn diagrams to compare similarity and difference



How the periodic table works



tour of the periodic table



Compare concepts

·      Atomic mass verses atomic number

·      Family verses period

·      Proton verses neutron and electron

·      Nucleus and orbital



Number Three

Will continue next class


Applying parts of an atom to a working model: The Bohr Model

How to draw a Bohr Model



Concept of a Bohr Model



Concept to compare

·      Orbital verses valence




Topic Four For the next class


Illustrating the structure of an atom when it combines with another atom: The Lewis Model


Wiki info on the Lewis Model



Bozeman video



Ionic Bond



key term is transferring electrons


Covalent Bond



Comparing ionic to covalent



Combining Atomic theory with how atoms bond

The idea of “electron glue”

When atoms combine, electrons are moving.

Concept to compare

·      ionic verses covalent bond





All work up to and including bohr model



Home work
Other stuff! These are not true statements, can you explain why?

·      Only one model of the atom is correct.

·  The electrons in an atom orbit its nucleus like planets in our solar system orbit the sun

·  Electron clouds are pictures of electrons in their orbits.

·  The electron cloud is like a rain cloud, with electrons inside of it like drops of water.

·  An electron cloud has electrons in it, but the cloud itself is made of some other material.

·  Hydrogen is a typical atom.

·  Electrons are larger than protons.

·  Electrons and protons are the only fundamental particles.

·  The current model of the atom is the right model.

·  Atoms can disappear after time.

·  Atoms are microscopic versions of elements—hard or soft, liquid or gas, and so forth.

·  Atoms can be seen with a microscope.

·  Atoms move, so they are alive.

·  An electron shell is hard, like an eggshell.

·  Atoms “own” the electrons in their orbits.


Next Class Chemistry Rap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaoy94mx2EU


Deadline for egg drop. Thursday of next week.

You need to have egg not break!

Comic Assignment: Due 20th..Friday.

Marks deducted if late.

Exam for Physics..Monday 23rd

Take Home Message A proton and a neutron were walking down the street. The proton says, “Stop, I dropped an electron. Help me look for it.” The neutron asks, “Are you sure?” The proton replies, “Yes, I’m positive.”

A neutron walks into a restaurant and orders a couple of cokes. As she is about to leave, she asks the waiter how much she owes.  The waiter replies, “For you, No Charge!!!”



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