How The Atom Was Proven To Exist

Unit 4: Atomic Structure
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: Students will be able to explain how Einstein used Brownian Motion to finally prove scientifically that atoms exist.

Big Idea: In 1905, a young Albert Einstein published four groundbreaking theories. One of those theories used Brownian Motion to prove the existence of atoms. This lesson is part one of three describing how we discovered the atomic model used today.

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