The students took part in a lab to determine if the mixing of two different substances created a chemical reaction. There were 5 stations and students had to decided if something new was created, if so then there was a chemical reactions. The students had a blast.
The rest of the unit the students took a look at the history of the atom model and we saw how it has changed from first being thought of as a solid mass to now we know we don't know everything about it but we know there is a nucleus in the center with the protons and neutrons and that the electrons are in a cloud around it. The students today created their own model of one atom of an element from the periodic table. They had to calculate how many neutrons they had and figure out how many shells to put around the nucleus. They used the internet or resource books to find out who discovered it and its everyday use. They will be having a test before spring break.