The Mysterious Atom: new TEMI activity available

What is inside an atom, and how can we find out?

Our ideas of atomic structure have changed over time as scientists have made observations and hypotheses, tested their ideas and come to conclusions. This process is still happening at CERN as particle physicists continue to unravel our understanding of the mysterious atom.

The TEMI team based at Sheffield Hallam University developed a lesson plan in collaboration with the CERN educational team to describe how scientists propose theories about the atom using the processes of observe, hypothesise, test, and conclude.

The activity can therefore be used to teach a concept and learning skills, according to the TEMI methodology. You can download the full activity here: The mysterious atom