In this lab, a shape
cylinder, triangular prism, etcis hidden under a piece of plywood. Students roll marbles at it, make observations, and try to describe the shape. They then compare and contrast with the experiment where Rutherford fired alpha particles at a sheet of gold foil.
This resource is part of the Chemistry course which contains units on Lab Setup and Safety; Nomenclature; Chemical Reactions and Balancing; Metric Systems & Conversions; Periodic Table and Trends; Atomic Structure; Nuclear Chemistry; Acids, Bases, & Salts; Bonding; Percent Composition; Solutions, Molarity, and Concentrations; Stoichiometry; Energy; Gas Laws; Reaction Rates and Equilibrium; Electron Configuration; and Redox Reactions.