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Janet Slingerland
Children's author
Explore Atoms and Molecules book cover

Explore Atoms and Molecules!

With 25 Great Projects


​Grades 1-5... I had a lot of fun writing this book and coming up with fun activities that explore atoms and molecules. I suspect my family was happy when I was done, and they finally got the kitchen counter back. I hope you have as much fun with this book as I did (and learn a little bit about the building blocks of the Universe along the way). If you want to explore atoms and molecules even more, check out the web sites below.  



​​​Related Web Sites and Activities

My alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has a website called the Molecularium with various movies, games, and animations that explore atoms and molecules. I believe this site is geared for students in grades 4-8.


MIT has a set of activities that help students ages 11 and up learn about atoms and molecules using LEGO bricks. Check it out here. 


Here is a site that has lots of different views of the periodic table, as well as element cards and other resources that help you take a closer look at each of the elements. 


If you are interested in learning more about the history of the periodic table came about, check out the Chemical Heritage Foundation.


​To learn more about Niels Bohr and his atomic model (and to see old pictures of him, J.J. Thomson, and Ernest Rutherford), check out the Niels Bohr Institute,


​And just for fun, check out The Periodic Table of Comic Books to see which comic book pages have highlighted chemical elements. 

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. 

~ Carl Sagan ~