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This is the portal for the Concord Consortium's Science of Atoms and Molecules Project (SAM), a collection of field-tested activities designed to integrate biology, chemistry, and physics. Each activity provides guided explorations through simulations and models, all within a framework that builds a foundation for understanding atomic/molecular structure. The collection features four themes: motion and energy, charge, atoms/molecules, and light. The overarching concept that connects all four is that atoms and molecules are the fundamental basis for all interactions.

The models are all free to all registered users. Registration allows teachers to set up classroom groups, capture student data, and store student work products.

SAM is part of the Concord Consortium, an NSF-supported project that provides a library of "deeply digital" examples to support technology-based curriculum materials. The collection covers a wide range of topics in physics, biology, and chemistry.

Please note that this resource requires Java, or Quicktime, or Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Collections
Modern Physics
- Atomic Physics
= Atomic Models
- Nuclear Physics
= Models of the Nucleus
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Instructor Guide/Manual
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
= Problem/Problem Set
- Audio/Visual
= Illustration
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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Keywords:
atom simulations, atomic simulations, atomic structure, atomic/molecular, modeling, molecular simulations, molecular structure, molecule simulations
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Metadata instance created May 4, 2011 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
September 20, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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January 31, 2011

This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Particles and Interactions and the Standard Model
Unit Title: Matter and Interactions

This is a collection of field-tested activities designed to integrate high school biology, chemistry, and physics. Each lesson provides guided explorations through simulations and models, featuring 4 themes: motion and energy, charge, atoms/molecules, and light. The overarching concept that connects all four is that atoms and molecules are the fundamental basis for all interactions.

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Topic: Particles and Interactions and the Standard Model
Unit Title: Teaching Nanoscale Science

This is a collection of field-tested activities designed to integrate high school biology, chemistry, and physics. Each lesson provides guided explorations through simulations and models, featuring 4 themes: motion and energy, charge, atoms/molecules, and light. The overarching concept that connects all four is that atoms and molecules are the fundamental basis for all interactions.

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(The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010), WWW Document, (http://concord.org/projects/sam).
AJP/PRST-PER
SAM: Science of Atoms and Molecules, (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010), <http://concord.org/projects/sam>.
APA Format
SAM: Science of Atoms and Molecules. (2011, January 31). Retrieved December 18, 2014, from The Concord Consortium: http://concord.org/projects/sam
Chicago Format
The Concord Consortium. SAM: Science of Atoms and Molecules. Concord: The Concord Consortium, January 31, 2011. http://concord.org/projects/sam (accessed 18 December 2014).
MLA Format
SAM: Science of Atoms and Molecules. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010. 31 Jan. 2011. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://concord.org/projects/sam>.
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