Periodic Table Time in Tierra Amarilla

Our students in Tierra Amarilla are excited to begin measuring water quality on the Rio Chama and the Brazos River. Before we begin, though, students must understand what we’re measuring. This involves learning some basic chemistry and how to use the periodic table.

Students asked some great questions about the Periodic Table.

One of our favorite ways to teach students about atoms and molecules is to have them build models of atoms with apples, skewers, and raisins. The apples are the nucleus, and the raisins are electrons.

Showing off an atom



This atom has quite a few electrons!
“I’m looking for the neutrons!”

The students at Tierra Amarilla Elementary continue to impress us with their curiosity and eagerness to learn. We can’t wait to get these kids outside to collect important data!


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