Electron Configuration


Create the electron configuration of any element by filling electron orbitals. Determine the relationship between electron configuration and atomic radius. Discover trends in atomic radii across periods and down families/groups of the periodic table.

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LESSON MATERIALS:

User Lesson Materials (2):

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    Atom Model

    This is a model that teachers can use for students to either draw or use stickers to place protons and neutrons into the nucleus and electrons into the appropriate shells. Below the model the shells and subshells are listed for the students to input the electrons.

    Designed For:  9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade Science

    Microsoft® Word (11kb) | By: Gizmo User from Virginia

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    Alternate Version of Student Guide

    I have taken the student guide and altered it to fit my needs. There are some advanced questions added to each section, screen snapshots have been added in, and the sections have been rearranged to fit the flow of my course better.

    Designed For:  AP Chemistry, Chemistry

    Microsoft® Word (225kb) | By: Gizmo User from Georgia

User Recommendations (2):

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    Excellent Gizmo! For both my 9th grade physical science and my 11th grade chemistry. Great practice. Good visual on Hund's rule!

    Recommended For:  Middle School Physical Science

    By: Gizmo User from Ohio

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    I think this Gizmo is very good for practice in filling in orbital diagrams, writing electron configs, and periodic trends.

    Recommended For:  AP Chemistry, Chemistry

    By: Gizmo User from Georgia

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    2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2006 SIIA CODiE Awards

  • Finalist: Distinguished Achievement Award

    2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 AEP

  • Finalist: Best K-12 Instructional Solution

    2010 SIIA CODiE Awards

  • Finalist: Golden Lamp Award

    2009, 2008, 2006 AEP

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