building blocks of life

Building Blocks of Life – Lesson

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny, yellow polka dot… wait!  That’s not what we are talking about!  We are talking about all those itsy bitsy building blocks that make up EVERYTHING in the universe!

In this lesson we will

  • Zoom down from our amazing bodies down to the atom level
  • Learn a little about atomic particles
  • Create our own interactive atom model

Time to Complete

10 + minutes

Concepts

Atoms

Vocabulary

Atom, proton, neutron, nucleus, electron, electron shell, periodic table of elements

Skills Highlight

K-2

Core Concept: Creative

Skill: Imagination

  • Atoms are too small to see so we are using our imagination to model something beyond sight

3-5

Core Concept: Creative

Skill: Imagination

  • Atoms are too small to see so we are using our imagination to model something beyond sight

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