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Rutherford Roller

In this activity, learners make a black box device that serves as an excellent analogy to Rutherford's famous experiment in which he deduced the existence of the atomic nucleus. Learners roll marbles under a sheet of cardboard to find the location and shape of an object hidden underneath. This resource also contains an optional pre-activity that familiarizes learners with how marbles roll and bounce off of other objects....

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