Arsty Atoms

Typical diagram of an atom.

Instructions

  1. Draw the following four depictions of the atom on blank paper or poster board:
    1. Original atom
    2. Atom undergoing nuclear decay
    3. Atoms undergoing ionic chemical bonding
    4. Atoms undergoing covalent chemical bonding
  2. Label the pictures with short explanations using the key terms listed below for each depiction.
  3. Download the Word document.

  4. Combine the explanations into an essay that includes at least one paragraph for each picture, plus an intro and conclusion.

Key Terms

The Atom
(atomic structure)
protons
neutrons
electrons
energy levels
electrostatic attraction
electrostatic repulsion
valence electrons
amu
nucleon
nucleus
orbit
subatomic particles

Atoms Decay
(nuclear reaction)
protons
neutrons
nuclear strong force
electrostatic repulsion
alpha particle
beta emission
gamma emission
fission
nuclear reaction

Atoms Bond
(chemical reaction)
Ionic Bond Covalent Bond
electron(s) transfer
cation
anion
metal+nonmetal
crystal
salt
formula unit
octet
valence electrons
electrostatic attraction
positive charge
negative charge
ionic compound
electrons shared in pairs
nonmetals only
molecule
octet
valence electrons
single bond
double bond
orbit
covalent compound

Rubric

Points Criteria
10 Four clearly understandable depictions
43 Key terms accurately applied and explained on pictures
43 Key terms accurately applied and explained in essay
2 Introduction
2 Conclusion
100 Total Points

Sample

Click here to see my completed Artsy Atoms project. Unfortunately it was scanned in black and white. Mrs. Brannon's completed Artsy Atoms project.