Educator Resources for Atom Touch

Field Day's Atom Touch provides students with a hands-on understanding of how sodium and chloride atoms behave in the real world. The simulation encourages students to predict, imagine, and describe mechanisms that are not observable in the real world while learning the principles of thermodynamics and molecular dynamics in an tactile, exploratory way. The objective of the Atom Touch simulation is to observe the behavior of atoms under different conditions. Students can vary the temperature, pressure, and number of atoms within the game space. They discover how atoms behave as materials change state, and also learn the most stable structure for a molecule. The game is accompanied by a series of tutorial activities that helps students connect the concepts of atomic states of matter, temperature, volume, and forces.
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