Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms

Learning Targets:
I can identify and label the parts of a wave.
I can convert among speed of light, frequency, wavelength, and energy produced.
I can distinguish among various types of electromagnetic waves based on frequency, wavelength and energy produced.
I can describe uses for types of electromagnetic radiation.
I can explain the photoelectric effect based on wave motion.
I can explain how light of different colors is produced from within the atom.
I can predict the number of electrons in a given element by its placement on the periodic table.
I can apply laws and principles that govern the motion of electrons to describe the location of electrons in a given atom.
I can describe in writing the historical development and revision of the atomic model.
Formulas to Know
c = wavelength x frequency
E = Planck's constant x frequency
Videos and interactivities

Quantum Mechanics the Structure of the Atom The Structure of the Atom
Quantum Mechanics Quantum mechanics
Electromagnetics Electromagnetics
parts of a wave parts of a wave
NASA interactive NASA
Everything about the electromagnetic spectrum electromagnetic spectrum
Take a tour and explore waves Jr. University
The Photoelectric effect The photoelectric effect

  • Timeline
  • labeling waves
  • Atomic Structure Calculations w/ frequency, wavelength, and energy (worksheet)
  • diffraction gratings and gas tubes
  • flame tests
  • glowing strip