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Welcome to the Big Time Line Project! This project is due October 29th. In that time you have a lot of work to do. I'll check your progress until then. I suggest you start chipping away at this project immediately. Chin up. This is gonna be awesome.

Below you'll find:
Links to your class pages
Instructions to get started
Instructions to put a picture onto your wiki
Instructions on putting external links on your wiki
How to draw a line across your page
A F.A.Q., which stands for frequently asked questions

Here are your instructions for the overall Atomic History Wiki-Timeline:
The Timeline is worth 10% of your semester grade. It will be graded up to 100 points.
10 Points for Ontime Completion
60 Points for Scientist discoveries and bios
20 Points for Individual models that arose
10 Points for properly siting the work, pictures, sounds, and videos

The Heart and soul of a wiki is that it is a teaching and learning experience. If you find something cool that you want to include, but think it's goofy go ahead. As long as no offensive material is added anything creative is highly encouraged.

You should work in groups of 2, but may work alone if you so choose.
To help you piece together the story of what we know about the atom, you will be creating a timeline depicting the development of the scientific model of the atom. It has been through debates by ancient philosophers, new discoveries by phsicists and chemists, it has altered the perception of God's role in Science and life, it has created legendary scientists, and the power of the atom has unleashed has saved and killed millions of people. Your journey begins 2500 hundred years ago with the ancient Greeks and will enter into the 1950s where many of the commonly accepted and understood parts of the atom where finally illuminated. Your assignment is to research the major contributors and significant discoveries that have impacted the atomic model and develop a timeline using this wiki as a model.
Your timeline must include:
1. At least 3 scientists from each of the following time period (there are definately more than 3 in each time period). For each scientist you include provide their name, date of birth and death, country of origin, year of their discovery, a 1 paragraph bio (try to include some of the conditions of the time they were working. For example, Albert Einstein was a Jew working in science around the time of the Holocaust. How would that have affected him?), a 1 paragraph discription of their discovery (be sure to include how their discovery impacted the development of what an atom looked like). A picture or sketch of their discovery or of them with their discovery/equipment, or just them.
----Ancient Times (450 AD and years prior)
----450-1700 (extra credit only, not actually necessary)
----1950-current (extra credit only, not actually necessary for the project)

You MUST INLCUDE the following scientists (when deciding what era to put them in it depends on when their work was published not by their life span).
--Neils Bohr
--James Chadwick
--Marie Curie
--John Dalton
--Werner Heisenberg
--Wilhelm C Roentgen
--Robert Millikan
--Henri Becquerel
--Ernest Rutherford
--Erwin Schrodinger
--JJ Thomson

2. You MUST INCLUDE the following pictoral models of the atom along with a 1-2 paragraph explanation of the model
--Small, sphereical, solid, indivisible model
--Electron cloud model
--Plum Pudding model
--Rutherford-Bohr model
--Planetary model

In your presentation be sure to present things in a chronological order. Clearly show dates. The timeline doesn't have to be to scale, but it must be in Gclub order.

Here are some general instructions to get you started:
1. Click on the link below for your class.
2. When that page loads click "Edit this page" and following the format setup by Dr. Reich in class type out the name of your time line.
3. After you have typed the name of your time line highlight the whole name with the mouse and then click on the link above in the blue bubble that looks like the earth and a chain link.
4. A little box should pop up and will start a new page on the wiki that will be dedicated to your project.
5. Click ok in the pop up box.
6. Click save.
7. You are now ready to edit your own wiki.

The most common thing that you will have to do on your own wiki is insert an image file. To do this you follow these steps.
1. Find the image that you want and save it to your hard drive as a .jpeg, .tiff, .giff, .bmp or any other standard image file.
1a. Make sure you copy or write down the address of where you got the picture from. Unless you use a picture that you
drew you have to report where you got the picture from.
2. On your own wiki page click the "Edit this Page" button.
3. In the blue bubble you should see a little picture of a tree. Click this icon.
4. A menu pops up. There is a place that asks if you want to upload a file.
5. Click on browse, and find the file where ever you saved it on your hard drive.
6. Once you find the file you want highlight it and then click ok.
7. Click upload and wait a few seconds. The time it takes to upload your file depends on the image size and your upload connection speed.
8. Once the image has uploaded you should see a thumbnail (small picture) of the image in that box.
9. Put the curser on the screen where you want the picture to go, and then double click on the thumbnail.
10. Click on the save button and check out the picture you just uploaded to your wiki!
11. Click "Edit this Page" again, and type "This picture from" and then type in the web address of where the link came from.
If the address you wrote down does not include a "http://" then you will want to create a link to their external website.
12. To make a link to an external website please follow the "create a link to an external website" instructions.

Some people have already started putting external links into their presentations. To do this you follow these steps:
1. Copy the URL of the site that you want to link to (it's control C on a PC, or you can right click and select copy).
1. Write the text that you want to use as the hyper-link text.
2. Highlight that text with your mouse.
3. Click on the earth and chain link button in the blue bubble at the top of the screen (just like what you did to get your project started.
4. When the window pops up click in the circle next to external link.
5. Paste the URL info that you had copied earlier into the window next to "external link."
6. Hit ok.
7. You should probably hit save now and check out if your link worked.

How to draw a line across the page.
1. Click "Edit this Page"
2. Line up your curser where you want the line to be
3. In the blue box next to the bullet icon is a line icon. Click that. Get a line.


1. Dr. Reich... when we are trying to put scientists into different time catagories it's been tricky to know where to put some of them because of how long they lived. I'm not sure if I should base it on when they were born or when they died. What's should I do?

Great question! You should do neither of those. The most important piece for the time line is the years that they contributed their theories to chemistry. So, find the major dates of their discoveries and then group them according to that.Zacary Cooneys Timeline