Lab: The Structure of the Nucleus

Lord Rutherford

Name ________________________________________ Period _______

We shall work in GROUPS OF TWO only!

Purpose: To determine the structure of an unseen object by its interaction with an "Alpha Particle". Lord Rutherford found the structure of the nucleus of an atom by Alpha Particle skattering.

Procedure: Take one "Atom" at a time, manipulate the "Alpha Particle" and sketch the shape and structure of the interior of "The Atom". Have Boom check your sketch. If it is acceptible, take the next "Atom" until you have done all of them.

Write a critique including how we can learn about objects that we cannot see.