The backscattering experiment of Rutherford is recreated in the classroom setting. Ping pong balls are used to represent alpha particles and Styrofoam balls connected to a series of strings represent nuclei in a piece of gold foil.
|TOPICS||5th EDITION||4th EDITION|
|Force and Energy||Sections A.2–A.3: pp. F9–13||Sections A.2–A.3: pp. F10–13|
|Elements and Atoms||Sections B.1–B.2: pp. F15–17||Sections B.1–B.2: pp. F15–18|
|The Nuclear Atom||Section 1.1: pp. 1–3||Section 1.1: pp. 1–3|