Just like Richard's father was making examples for Richard to learn by have the class make a model of an atom. They may use any type of materials they find suitable to represent the different parts of an atom. Students can use different materials for the nucleus, protons, and electrons and so forth. Have the students present their model to the class and explain what type of atom it is.
Word Bag Spelling Bee
In the book Richard tells of a time he tried to explain photons to his father. He tries to tell his father the idea that there is no "word bag" inside a person before they say a word just like there is no "photon bag" in an atom before there is a photon. Richard tells of his young boy saying there was a certain word he couldn't say because he ran out...
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