Atomic Structure

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Computer Science



In this lesson we will use the amazing tool in minecraft lab "Element Constructor" to teach the "Atomic Structure" in a creative way.

avatar Submitted By: Soheir Zaki

July 12, 2018


  • Communication
  • Creativity

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Learning Objectives

  • Learning Atomic Structure
  • Concluding numbers of protons, electrons and neutrons in any atom
  • Recognize Mass Number and Atomic Number of elements
  • Recognize type of element ( active or inert)

Guiding Ideas

  1. Define Atom.
  2. In a table compare between : subatomic particles ( according to location, charge and mass)
  3. What is meant by: active element - Inert gas
  4. Atomic Structure Video

Student Activities

Students will work in groups of 5

  • Each group will given 5 different elements.
  • Use the Minecraft Element constructor to study atomic structure of the elements 
  • In a table each group will record number of each subatomic particles in each atom.
  • Conclude the atomic mass and atomic number for each element.
  • Conclude active and inert elements.

Performance Expectations

It's excepted that:

  • Students will have a lot of fun during learning the lesson.
  • Students will find the number of subatomic particles.
  • Students will succeed to conclude the difference between active and inert elements.


  • Communication
  • Creativity

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