Editor’s Roundtable: A matter of confusion

by: Inez Liftig

Much of the information about atomic structure is too abstract and difficult for most middle level students to comprehend, so middle level teachers face a dilemma: If they introduce atomic theory too early and in too much detail, they may lose their students, but if they wait too late to introduce it, many very capable students may miss valuable concepts and be at a disadvantage in their high school courses. In this issue, you’ll find a number of activities designed to make the particulate model of matter accessible to middle level students.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 12/1/2010Stock # ss10_034_04_1Volume 034Issue 04

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