Atoms Game

In the Atoms game, students build atoms of increasing atomic size by adding protons to the nucleus and electrons to the atomic orbitals while discovering fill order.

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Take a peak inside the Atoms game for a brief overview of the concepts covered through gameplay.  Learn about the challenge levels, exploratory sandbox, and free teacher resources for use in your chemistry classroom.

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Core levels

Atoms game - player adds an equal number of protons and electrons to build a Be atom.
Atoms game - player adds an equal number of protons and electrons to build a Be atom.

To successfully build atoms, players must add an equal number of protons and electrons.

Atoms game - player adds electrons to the 2p orbitals in the correct fill order.

When adding electrons to the orbitals, players explore the patterns of electron fill order (Hund’s Rule and Aufbau Principle) and electron configuration.

Atoms game - player adds electrons to the 2p orbitals in the correct fill order.
Atoms game - player places a neon atom in the correct place in a series of atoms in order of increasing atomic radii.
Atoms game - player places Ne atom in a series of atoms in order of increasing atomic radii.

Players are introduced to the periodic trend of atomic radii by creating atoms of increasing size.

Sandbox

The Atoms Sandbox provides an open-ended and exploratory environment for students to freely build and compare atoms. Design your own extension activities using the Sandbox and encourage your students to earn the built-in Achievements that focus on a specific topic within Atoms.