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CMS science students study atomic models

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently used candy to help them learn about the various atomic models.

 

In Amy Knifley’s integrated science classes, students are learning about the Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr and electron cloud models.

 

As a laboratory exercise for the unit, students were given five types of candies, including a Tootsie Roll pop, a Gobstopper, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate, a piece of hard candy and some chocolate chip cookies.

 

Students were asked to examine the candies and discuss which best illustrate the properties of the atom models.

 

When finished, students were asked to explain their conclusions.

 

CMS eighth-grader Tynisha Richerson, at left, and Campbellsville High School freshman Riley Rainwater compare their candies to the atomic models.

CMS eighth-grader Tynisha Richerson, at left, and Campbellsville High School freshman Riley Rainwater compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

From left, CMS eighth-graders Kaylyn Smith, Sarah Adkins, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett compare their candies to the atomic models.

From left, CMS eighth-graders Kaylyn Smith, Sarah Adkins, Lainey Watson and Rylee Petett compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

From left, CMS eighth-graders Logan Phillips, Jarred Mays and Peyton Dabney compare their candies to the atomic models.

From left, CMS eighth-graders Logan Phillips, Jarred Mays and Peyton Dabney compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley talks to eighth-grader Jayden Murphy and his groupmates about their atomic models.

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley talks to eighth-grader Jayden Murphy and his groupmates about their atomic models.

 

From left, CMS eighth-graders Hayley Wethington, Abigail Brisko and Kitana Taylor compare their candies to the atomic models.

From left, CMS eighth-graders Hayley Wethington, Abigail Brisko and Kitana Taylor compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-graders Grant Lawson, at left, and Seth Hash compare their candies to the atomic models.

CMS science teacher Amy Knifley helps eighth-graders Grant Lawson, at left, and Seth Hash compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

CMS eighth-grader Isabelle Vannice works with her groupmates to compare their candies to the atomic models.

CMS eighth-grader Isabelle Vannice works with her groupmates to compare their candies to the atomic models.

 

CMS eighth-graders Abigail Brisko, at left, and Kitanta Taylor laugh as they complete their assignment.

CMS eighth-graders Abigail Brisko, at left, and Kitanta Taylor laugh as they complete their assignment.





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