Greek philosopher who coined the term atom

Memory Game
Directions – Copy grid onto colored card stock. For homework or during class, students
fill in the correct scientist for each description. (Don’t use marker or other writing
utensil which can be seen through the back of the card stock). Put student in pairs. Have
students check their work with their partner. Pair the pairs. There should be 4 students
per group at this point. Have the pairs check their work. Any discrepancies can be
decided by the teacher. The group will choose one card stock set that is correct and
divide the work to cut it apart into individual cards. Each individual (or pairs of
students) can play memory. The person or pair with the most matches wins. The uncut
cardstock sheets can be used to check matches. Note some scientists are used more than
once. After the memory game is finished the uncut cards can be used as flash cards.
Simply cut the description and term/scientist out together and fold in half. I half extra
cardstock copies for the person’s who’s cards were cut to make the memory game in case
they want to have flash cards too. I find it is faster than tape.
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Greek philosopher who
coined the term atom.
Discovered the
neutrons in the nucleus
of an atom.
Greek philosopher who
believed that matter
was continuous.
Said that electrons
orbit the nucleus like
the planets orbit the
Tried in vain to turn
lead into gold.
Discovered the element
Studied gases and
insisted that science be
based upon
Revived the idea of the
atom and is considered
father of atomic theory.
Used a cathode ray
tube to come up with
his plum-in-thepudding model.
Discovered the
electron and
determined the charge
to mass ratio.
Used his famous oil
drop experiment to
determine the charge
on an electron.
Used his famous gold
foil experiment to
discover the nucleus of
the atom.
Law that states that
matter cannot be
created or destroyed in
ordinary chemical
Law that states that a
pure compound’s
composition never
Law that states when 2
elements can combine
in more than way, the
ratio of their masses is
a small whole number.
Small positive particle
found in the nucleus of
an atom.
Small neutral particle
found in the nucleus of
an atom.
Small negative particle
that orbits outside the
nucleus of an atom.
Said that the atom must
be mostly empty space
The tiny dense positive
with a very small dense
center of the atom.
positive center.
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