Atoms Facts for Kids – 5 Amazing Facts about Atoms

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Can you imagine how small an atom is? And why atoms are so important to our life? Here are five amazing facts about atoms.

Atoms Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Atoms are Really Small

Did you know YOU are made of atoms? And so is everything else in the universe! Can you guess how small they are? Well you couldn’t even see them under an extremely powerful microscope!

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A Woman is looking through microscope

Atoms Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Our Body is Made of Atoms

It takes trillions of them in order to make up anything, can you guess how many there are in your body…7…billion, billion, billion! That is a lot of zeroes!

Atoms Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Subatomic Particles

So now that you know atoms are small, did you know atoms are made out of something else? They are called Subatomic particles! Can you imagine how tiny they must be?

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Atom structure

Atoms Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Different Kinds of Atoms

There are Loads of different kinds of atoms and when they are paired up in different numbers they make all the different materials we have, ranging from coal to plastic, metal to stone! It is all made of different atoms in different patterns!

Atoms Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Space Atoms

You know what’s even weirder? Atoms are actually mostly made up of space! Because of the structure of an atom, parts of it actually orbit the other parts meaning that everything is made up of space! That’s hurting my head a little bit!

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Planets of the solar system

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about atoms as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic the universe is, you can move on to learn about other STEM articles like: Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases, Electromagnetic Waves and States of Matter.

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