The Building Blocks of Matter: Atoms or LEGOs?
Type: Talk or Demonstration
The periodic table organizes atoms into different elements, but the chart of nuclides is a better way to classify them. Discover the secrets of the nucleus by building a chart from towers of LEGO bricks, one for each of 130 isotopes in the first ten elements. The pattern of stable and radioactive nuclei will help explain how the matter in your body was originally made in stars!
- Zachary Constan , Outreach Coordinator , National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory , MSU
Ages: All Ages
- Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry
- Science Education
Time and Location
Date/Time: 4/23/2020 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Michigan History Center
702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915
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