The Six Historical Models of the Atom
Your goal in completing this project is to create a flipbook, displaying the six
historical models of the atom. You will be in groups of three with the following roles:
The artist: Responsible for creating representations of the models
The scientist: Responsible for describing each model
The editor: Responsible for ensuring clarity and organization
1. Fold 4 pieces of paper vertically
2. Staple the folded side to make a book.
3. Label the top of each section with the name of the model
Models to include are:
-Democritus (460 B.C. - 370 B.C)
-Dalton (Early 1800's)
-Electron Cloud (today)
4. You should use both sides of the open booklet for each model.
5. For each model, include a picture or representation of the model.
6. For each model, describe it using at least three facts.
7. On the last page, write a conclusion paragraph in which you talk about why it is
important to understand the models of the atoms in your study of chemistry.
8. You should make your flip book look attractive. Markers, glue, etc. will be
available for you to use.
Your book is one good resource, and in addition you can use these web sites:
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This page is here to help you organize your work.
1. Three facts about Democritus’ model:
2. Three facts about Dalton’s model:
3. Three facts about Thomson’s model:
4. Three facts about Rutherford’s model:
5. Three facts about Bohr’s model:
6. Three facts about the Electron Cloud Model: