M&M® Model of the Atom: Edible Subatomic Particles

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Description

In this activity, learners use colored candy to represent subatomic particles and make a model of an atom (Bohr model). This activity will help familiarize learners with subatomic components of an atom as well as nuclear notation of the periodic table.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes
  • Learning Time: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Estimated materials cost: $1 - $5 per student
  • Age Range: Ages 14 - 18
  • Resource Types:
  • Language: English

Materials List (per student)

  • A periodic table
  • M&M® or other edible treats (Skittles®, jelly beans, etc)
  • A copy of the blank Bohr model (print from last page)
Subjects

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Model Building

Subjects

  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations
    • Representation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Atomic Structure
      • Elements and Periodic Table
      • Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics
      • Mass and Weight
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
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By

Eric Muller

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barvelou
This is actually very
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This is actually very creative. You get to eat them too, after learning everything of course.