Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment!

Check out my prezi on the discovery of the nucleus!


  1. Wow! I could find very little wrong, but I have a couple of things:
    1. You told me a lot about the life of Rutherford, mainly his education. But you never seemed to link it back to the central idea. What were his sources of inspiration? Who influenced him? The answers to these questions would have helped to better connect these ideas.
    2. When you talked about the experiment itself, I wanted to learn more. I understand that much of it had to be repetition, I can't chastise you for that. What I wanted more of would be clarifications. For example, why does the zinc light up when it is hit by an alpha particle? Why did they choose alpha particles? Why gold? These kinds of questions are the kind you need to ask yourself when you are doing an extremely in depth project.
    Overall though, I am very impressed. Nicely done!

  2. I think the information you had in your prezi was great. The way in which it was presented also made the process of the discovery easy to understand. I will say, however, that I do not think you need to go as deep into rutherford's life as you did. I feel that the assignment called for more of a focus on the experiment rather than the chemist responsible for it. I understand it would be difficult to explain the experiment without giving some background, but I felt it was too much.

  3. It was a good prezi and it explained the experiment quite well. The only thing I found a bit odd is you not only focussed on the experiment but also on his life. A little more information on the experiment instead of the information of his life would've been a bit better. Over all your prezi was great.

  4. Emily, I absolutely loved that you used a prezi, they are always very visually appealing. Your prezi was done very well and had a nice flow. Adding YouTube videos made it all the more interesting. It was obvious the knowledge you gained from your research due to the thoroughness of your blog. You were creative and worked hard, nice job!