Atoms: The Big Picture, The Little Picture

Unit 3: The Atom
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Objective: Students will be able to name the parts of the atom and their location within the atom. They will also be able to calculate the number of atoms in a sample of an element.

Big Idea: The atom is made of a nucleus comprised of protons and neutrons, and an electron cloud found outside of the nucleus. Atomic mass and Avogadro's number can be used to figure out how many atoms are in sample.

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