Concentrating Charge and Electric Fields

Simulate an analogy to Rutherford’s gold foil experiment to distinguish between the plum pudding and hard nucleus model of the atom.

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Explore how concentrating positive charge affects the electric field generated by that charge and how that field affects the path of positive alpha particles. Run the simulation multiple times with varying degrees of charge concentrations to draw conclusions about how the positive charge in an atom is distributed.
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<a href="Array">The Concord Consortium. Concentrating Charge and Electric Fields. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2016, November 28.</a>

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Concentrating Charge and Electric Fields (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 28), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Concentrating Charge and Electric Fields (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2016, November 28), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/Array).

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Concentrating Charge and Electric Fields. (2016, November 28). Retrieved 2017, August 24, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/Array

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Chemistry, Physics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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