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Atoms, Isotopes, and Ions Kit

Ages 11+
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Use the Atoms, Isotopes & Ions Kit to build a series of atoms with various electron configurations & energy levels. Comes with a detailed teacher's guide & student worksheet! Complete in 2 - 4 class periods (40 min. each). Read More

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Finally, a way to get hands-on with atoms, isotopes, and ions... just watch out for those sub-atomic particles!

This innovative physics kit uses simple representations of protons, neutrons, and electrons to convey the complex characteristics of atoms, isotopes, and ions. Use the included plastic chips (sub-atomic particles) to build a series of atoms with various electron configurations and energy levels. Then, learn how changing the number of protons, neutrons, or electrons can produce an entirely different element!

Students are sure to enjoy the Atoms, Isotopes, and Ions Kit - a hands-on, reusable activity that brings the sub-atomic world to the macro-scale.

Each kit comes with a detailed teacher's guide and a complete student worksheet. Additionally, all supplies needed to conduct the hands-on activities are included. No specialized lab equipment is required - making this a perfect learning activity for all types of schools and homes.

Time to complete: 2 Class Periods (about 40 minutes each) with homework


From the Manufacturer: Active Inquiry, Ready-to-Go, Cost-Effective and Student/Teacher Friendly! This Science Take-Out kit was designed by experienced science educators who understand the diverse needs of teachers and their students. The Science Take-Out team has extensive expertise in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and assessment. All Science Take-Out kits are thoroughly field-tested to ensure that they are student-friendly, teacher-friendly, and meet significant learning objectives. These innovative and easy-to-use hands-on science activity kits are designed for use by individuals or small groups of students. The activities do not require any special laboratory equipment and can be used in any educational setting.


  • Know before you buy! Look inside the included teacher guide for a glimpse into this engaging, interactive kit.


Atoms, Isotopes and Ions Kit Includes:

  • Student Instructions
  • Teacher Guide
  • Reference Sheet with Periodic Table of Elements
  • Model Sheet Cup (nucleus)
  • Bag of Colored Chips (to represent protons, neutrons & electrons)
  • Labels for Chips

*no additional materials required


Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision required.
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