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Atomic Structure and Chemical Interactions

kit #141

Students are introduced to models of atomic structure and use the planetary model to visualize the number of valence electrons. They discover that the row of the Periodic Table (chemical family) in which the element belongs is related to the element’s number of outer shell electrons. They also discover that the total number of electrons in the outer shell of chemical compounds is a multiple of eight.


  • Elements have characteristic atomic structures which affect their physical and chemical properties.
  • Elements are placed in families if they react in similar ways.
  • There are more than 115 chemical elements that combine in a multitude of ways to produce compounds with different characteristic properties.

Content List in Atomic Structure and Chemical Interactions is as follows:

Quantity Description
1 Teacher’s Guide
28 Student Worksheet and Guides
12 Sets of 12 Atomic Structure Cards
Number of students
Number of groups
Maximum 12 groups per period

To complete this kit requires one ~50-minute class period.

Title Item # Price Quantity
Atomic Structure and Chemical Interactions 141 $84.85
ADD A GROUP for Atomic Structure and Chemical Interactions 141EL $15.25