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Edible Atom: Cookies
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In this activity, your students will learn what makes up an atom and what parts they plan within an atom! They will learn what an electron, proton and neutron is as well as what an atom is.

Recommended Grade 3rd grade
Sciece Topic Matter

Absolutely everything is made of atoms! Atoms are the tiny, minute, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscale, infinitesimal, very small, little, mini, diminutive, miniature, not visible to the human eye, building blocks of all things.

Electrons are the parts of an atom that float around the center. Electrons have a negative charge. The center of an atom contain protons and neutrons. Protons have a positive charge. Electrons are not as tightly bound to the atom as the stuff in the center - so electrons can move.


NC Science Standards
4.P.1 Explain how various forces affect the motion of an object.
EX.4.P.1.2 Explain how electrically charged objects push or pull on other electrically charged objects and produce motion.

Learning Outcomes

1. Functions of an atom
2. Different parts of an atom
3. Failing-Up
4. Practicing Patience


-Sugar Cookies (1 per student)
-Blue, brown and red M&M's
-White icing


We have not yet done this activity and will be in the 2016-2017 school year! Please visit this link in order to read more about it and create your own possible plan!

Please let us know how you implemented it and how it went!


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