About Atoms, Studying With My Fourth Grader

>> Wednesday, April 21

{I spend a large part of my day studying with my kids and following up on their homework. No, they are not homeschooled but my husband and I feel that they are not correctly learning a duplicatable method to study. Most of the subject matter they tackle are very interesting. I would like to share fascinating bits of information with you.}

All matter (living or non-living) is made up of atoms.
Atoms are microscopic.
Atoms are comprised of 3 particles:
protons (positive charge)
neutrons (no charge)
electrons (negative charge)

Protons and neutrons stay in the middle of the atom.
Electrons float around the middle of the atom.
Generally, atoms have the same number of protons and electrons.
When there is a balance of particles, the atom is static (non-moving).
The party starts when there is an imbalance of particles.
It is usually the lighter, more limber free-floating electron that moves away.
When there is an imbalance of particles, specifically protons and neutrons, the atom is now an ion.
And, static electricity occurs.

{More to follow. Test is next week Friday.}



Chaucee April 26, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

Thank you for your kind words on my blog! They were encouraging : )
I sometimes have to help my younger siblings with their homework (they're still in grade school while I'm in college). Sometimes I find it to be a bit of a stretch :P

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