What Are Atoms Made Of?

While we used to think atoms were fundamental particles, we now know they are made of smaller parts still.

Subjects: Chemistry

Overview

While we used to think atoms were fundamental particles, we now know they are made of smaller parts still. Here we learn about the anatomy of an atom: protons, neutrons, and electrons.

To play the BondBreaker game, visit the CaSTL website.

For Teachers

The content of this video meets criteria in the following Disciplinary Core Ideas defined by Next Generation Science Standards. Use our videos to supplement classroom curriculum.

Contributors

Our videos benefit from guidance and advice provided by experts in science and education. This animation is the result of collaboration between the following scientists, educators, and our team of creatives.

Advisors
  • Ara Apkarian, PhD
  • Danielle Watt, PhD
  • Eric T. Parker, PhD
  • Joonhee Lee, PhD
  • Venkat Bommisetty, PhD
Team
  • Jon Perry
  • Anthony Danzl
  • Jordan Collver
  • Tyler Proctor

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