These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:
- Recognise that atoms are not visible under any type of microscope and that scientists have never ‘seen’ the structure of an atom.
- Distinguish the nucleus of an atom from the nucleus of a cell.
- Identify the force of attraction between electrons and the nucleus as being due to electric charge.
- Recognise that a typical diagram of atomic structure is not drawn to scale.
- Compare the particle and atomic models.
The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.
Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.
More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage: Best Evidence in Science Teaching
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