By asking questions, conducting investigations, and interpreting results, scientists now have a better understanding of what makes up the smallest unit of matter that has properties of an element. The Atomic Structure Interactive E-book* uses investigative evidence to examine the structure of atoms and the parts that make up atoms. Additionally, this e-book looks at the forces that hold an atom and an atom’s nucleus together, isotopes, radioactivity, nuclear fusion and fission, and the energy contained in atoms.
*Interactive E-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content and pedagogy. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos and interactive simulations.