Ten Great Ideas: The Mighty Atom

The Jiggly Atom      
Brownian Motion - setting up a Smoke Cell Link YouTube. 6 mins.  
The atom - to scale
Web-page with electron and proton to scale. Scroll over to the extreme right to see the electron.
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This must mean that we are almost completely empty space!
So we can never actually sit on a chair.
Short video (1:15) trying to explain this
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And we can never actually 'touch' anything else. From YouTube. 6 mins. Slightly funkier analysis 5 Star
Try this, from minutephysics YouTube. 6 mins 5 Star
Why textbook depictions of the atom are wrong
YouTube. 1:30. Pretty cool
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Rutherford's Experiment
YouTube. 3:30. Note that it took Rutherford TWO YEARS to make sense of his results. Includes a clip of the great man himself.
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It kinda freaked him out
Audio link. 1:30. But it's worth it to hear how much it freightened Rutherford.
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Basic simulation of Rutherford's experiment to determine the structure of the atom. Remember Rutherford didn't know then what we know now.
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This is a variation on the above
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Nice simulation from absorblearning.com
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  Nice animation from absorblearning.com 4 Star
Model of the atom Rutherford's model of a lithium atom. From absorblearning.com 4 Star