Building elements worksheet


Atomic Science

Year Level

Years 7-10




Energy & Renewables

Australian Curriculum Content Statements


This worksheet introduces the atom and uncovers the properties of protons, neutrons, electrons, ions and isotopes. It also contains a table allows for comparing the mass and charge of protons, neutrons and electrons, and their relation to elements in the periodic table.

Educational Value Statement

  • Defines atoms
  • Explains atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons
  • Outlines how ions and isotopes are formed
  • Links periodic table elements with protons and neutrons, mass and symbol
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File

Key Learning Objectives

  • Students learn all matter is made of atoms
  • Students understand atoms consist of protons, neutrons and electrons and their properties
  • Students can explain how isotopes and ions are formed
  • Students can read a periodic table to identify mass and element symbols
  • Students understand the relationship between protons, neutrons and the elements in the periodic table


Science Understanding : Chemical Science