Inside the atom isaac asimov on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers discusses in detail the structure and behavior of the atom and its present and future uses especially in light of the worlds energy crisis. An atom is the smallest particle of an element that can still be defined as that element atom we can find three types of particle these are called protons neutrons and electrons the protons and neutrons are crammed into the centre of the atom called the nucleusthis is where the mass of an atom is concentrated. Due the success of the art with students this offering has been doubled in the second edition with outstanding art a consistent problem solving approach interesting applications woven throughout the chapters and a wide range of end of chapter problems this is a great second edition text. 5 a inside the atom teaching tips it may help if you all build one atom with the students together to show them how to build atoms quickly take an atom from the 2nd or 3rd row so it doesnt take too long first say that the atomic number is the number of protons as well as electrons and fill in the marbles together. Electrons are very light particles that orbit around the nucleus at the center of the atom in layers called energy levels or shells the electrons are the black particles in the diagram above protons are found inside the nucleus of the atom the protons are the red particles shown in the diagram the nucleus is the center of the atom
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