Elementary School

Atoms, protons, electrons, neutrons

Explore atoms and their components and learn how the parts interact!  See the magic of floating and flying objects all due to atoms!


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Learning Objectives

Students will know

  • Atoms
  • Protons
  • Neutrons
  • Electrons

Students will understand

  • Electrons can be transferred to objects
  • Like charges repel and opposite charges attract

Students will be able to

  • Use static electricity to see how electrons and protons interact with one another.
Standards Alignment + Connections

Next Generation Science Standards Connections

3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

How to Run the Experiment

Materials You Will Need

  • Crisped rice cereal
  • Balloon
  • Plate
  • Wool material (optional)

Additional Resources