The Atom Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 99 pages plus 26 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


The Atom unit contains 99 pages plus 26 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school.


This unit on the Atom addresses the characteristics and parts of this particle in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the atom. This repetition encourages a true understanding of this very abstract concept. In addition, many of the atom activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.



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The Atom Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 7 days of lesson plans
  • Atom activities in color
  • Atom activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Atom book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


The Atom Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Circle map on the parts of the atom (includes digital version)
  • Labeling different parts of the atom (includes digital version)
  • Directions and template to make a model of an atom (includes digital version)
  • 2 cut and paste cloze worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.