Atoms and Molecules

Looking for fun ways to explore the chemistry of atoms and molecules? You’ve found it!

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Explore Atoms and Molecules!

for grades 1-5+

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What can werewolves teach us about the states of matter? Check out this graphic novel style science book to find out.

Werewolves and States of Matter

for grades 3-9

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My alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has a website called the Molecularium with various movies, games, and animations that explore atoms and molecules. 

MIT’s Edgerton Center has a set of activities that help students ages 11 and up learn about atoms and molecules using LEGO bricks. Check it out here.

Keith Enevoldsen has a great site with lots of different views of the periodic table, element cards, and other resources that help you take a closer look at each of the elements. Check it out.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of the periodic table came about, check out the Science History Institute.

To learn more about Niels Bohr and his atomic model (and to see old pictures of him, J.J. Thomson, and Ernest Rutherford), check out the Niels Bohr Institute.

And just for fun, check out The Periodic Table of Comic Books to see which comic book pages have highlighted chemical elements.

Science Kids has a bunch of games related to the states of matter, properties of materials, chemical reactions and more. They are collected in the section labeled, “Solids, Liquids, & Gases.”

For hands-on activities, check out the American Chemical Society’s page on Solids, Liquids, & Gases.

“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
~ Carl Sagan ~