Chemistry Games that put Atoms First!

All wood and metal pieces. Double sided board - there is another game on the other side all about neutrons!

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How to play
Atom Capture

What age and skill level works best with Atom Capture?

Atom Capture was designed for a wide range of ages and skill levels. The designer has had children younger than eight play with the help of their parents and come away with some of the basic ideas. The colors and symbolism go very deep, and so this same game can be played and appreciated by those first learning about the atom in school, as well. These players are usually 12 and up. However, it makes a great simple math game for ages in between.

If you want to play with learning about the atom in mind

This page contains a video on the basics of an atom, as well as a craft project, where you use the pieces like those in the game to make your own hydrogen atom.

A video introducing the atom and its fundamental parts - electrons, protons and neutrons


Make a hydrogen atom!

What you will need:

1. Place a small bead of glue in the center of the electron cloud, a piece of the pillow stuffing or cotton ball

Dot of clue inside a cotton ball represents the nucleus of an electron cloud.  Put proton on glue..

2. Place your "proton" in the center of the cloud. This can be a small ball o fdough, a bead or other small round object. Please avoid giving small choking hazard objects to children.

A small ball of dough smaller than a pea can be a proton.

3. Cover up the proton with the electron cloud so it is in the center, then apply two velcro dots, two double stick pieces of tape or tape rolled into a circle. You can also use a decorative sticker for an electron. Each cloud only holds up to two electrons and no more!

Rolled up tabe put on cotton ball to stick paper electrons to.  Only two pieces!

4. Put the other half of the velcro dot on an electron arrow, made of paper. Now you can attach your arrow to its electron cloud home! If you are using stickers, just attach one sticker for your hydrogen atom model.

paper arrows may be cut out
5. Now you have one model of an atom of hydrogen, with one proton in the nucleus and one electron somewhere in the electron cloud around the outside!

ball of cotton with one electron attached and one proton on the inside to represent an atom.