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Product 12616

By: Patrick Kelley, Richland H.S., North Richland Hills, TX

The Electron Configuration Concert Overhead Demonstration Model presents electron configuration. Mimic the Periodic Table by hosting an electron configuration concert. Students learn the electron filling order by relating it to a concert.

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Demonstrate to your students how to properly determine the electron configuration of each element on the Periodic Table! Simulate the Periodic Table by hosting an electron configuration concert, and learn how easy it is to teach this concept to your students! A unique teacher-designed model displays a concert floor plan overhead transparency containing four seating sections—s, p, d and f. The spdf seating chart lays out the rules for the correct way to “seat the people in the outdoor amphitheatre.” Students find it easy to remember the electron filling order of the energy levels in atoms by relating it to this concert scenario.

Concepts: Electron configuration of the elements, atomic structure, energy levels.
Time Required: 20–30 minutes


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-1: Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.