Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

Rutherford's Gold Foil experiment was very important in the discovery of the atomic make-up. For more information, here is my Glog:

Work Cited:
1) "Rutherford's Experiment and Atomic Model." The Worlds of David Darling. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. <http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/R/Rutherfords_experiment_and_atomic_model.html>
2) "Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism: Interactive Java Tutorial - The Rutherford Experiment." Molecular Expressions: Images from the Microscope. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/rutherford/>.
3)"YouTube - Rutherford's Experiment: Nuclear Atom." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Web. 07 Oct. 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pZj0u_XMbc>.


  1. I really liked how you used a glog for you blog. You did a great job of including lots of information. The pictures and videos were very helpful. It would be helpful if you would have made the text a little bigger. Great job on your blog!

  2. the information in your blog was great, I really liked the layout of your glog and I felt it contributed to the information well. I do however think that you should revisit the part where you talk about the atomic models. Perhaps in the new "correct" model you explain more about the electron orbits in the model and explain about how they pertain to the discovery of protons. I think you could also go into more detail when you talk about the influence of the discovery. Perhaps you could discuss the proton's role in the discovery of other subatomic particles more clearly and go more in depth.

    OVerall great job though, you worked hard on this project and it shows

  3. I like how you used a glog, instead of just posting on a normal blog it defiently showed your creativity. You had a lot of really good information and your video explained a lot and was very helpful.

  4. Will, i thought your glog was very creative and had a good visual aspect. The information told me very well how the experiment was a very important experiment.

  5. Using a glog was a really creative and different way to present the material. It was was more appealing to look at, which made it more interesting. I really like your use of the YouTube videos, it really added a great extra element. Your blog was very thorough and showed how well you knew the information. Your blog was informative and interesting, you did a great job!

  6. i like the use of videos in your glog. they help the reader visualize what is going on in the experiment with furthermore helps their understanding of the significance of it. also i think the use of a glog to explain this topic was smart because it is a good way to organize your information.