Evolution of the Atomic Structure
By: Madison Strauch
Democritus (400 BC)
Democritus came up with the concept of the atom. He and other scientists who began to study atoms perceived atoms as indivisible. He thought that things were solid based on the shape and size of the atom that made of the object, and that everything was made up of different atom patterns or combinations. He figured this out by believing that if you cut an object enough times over and over again you would reach an atom.