Nuclear Physics Teacher Resources

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As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission, gamma rays, critical mass, and exponential decay. In a second session, they continue to explore radioactive decay and perform calculations using half life. The direct instruction is followed by an activity demonstrating half life using small candies. This is a neat lesson for physics, physical science, or STEM classes.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 49 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of Max Planck. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this American history worksheet, students read a biography about President James Earl Carter and answer 7 multiple choice questions.
Simplistic but cute cartoons and old photos are used to teach about the history of studying radiation. The video seems to be old and is somewhat blurry, but is sufficiently viewed in a smaller screen. You could use it as an introduction to nuclear radiation for your high school physics scholars. Create a worksheet of comprehension questions and assign them for homework.
Make your lesson on radioactive decay pop with this lab exercise. Using popcorn kernels spread over a tabletop, participants pick up all of those that point toward the back of the room, that is, those that represent decayed atoms. As the activity is repeated with remaining kernels, gathered data will illuminate the nature of half-life and decay rate.
Referring to the periodic table of elements, nuclear physics learners determine the resulting elements of alpha and beta decay. Answers are given in atomic notation, showing the atomic symbol, mass, atomic number, and emission particles. To conclude, learners graph decay paths in a decay event table.
Take an in-depth look at the historical events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in this 69-slide PowerPoint. Photos, facts, and transcripts are outlined in this presentation in order to answer the stated essential question in slide 2: "What were Harry Truman's motivations for using the Atomic Bomb against Japan in World War II?" Note: This extensive slideshow will require at least an hour to get through with lecture and discussion. 
Mmmmm! Radioactive "candium!" Nuclear physics or chemistry classes use M&M'S® to demonstrate the process of radioactive decay. Individuals pour out a bag of candies and record the number that fall M-side-up to represent the number of atoms that have decayed. They repeat the process several times, removing decayed atoms. There are a data table, analysis questions, and a graphing assignment included. Of course, your young scientists will want to eat the candy when they are finished!
In this electrical worksheet, students design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of DC-AC circuit design before answering a series of 25 open-ended questions that include schematics. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
In this electronics learning exercise, students solve and write short answers to 15 questions about capacitors. They interpret schematic diagrams and calculate values using Ohm's law.
For this physics worksheet, students complete 43 conceptual questions on transistors. They define basic terms related to conductance.
In this electrical learning exercise, students draw a schematic design and build a circuit board capable of producing a wide range of audio-frequency AC signals before answering a series of 26 open-ended questions. This learning exercise is printable and the answers to the questions are revealed online.
Tenth graders examine the role of Jewish Americans in the 1900s. They examing the changes in industry and inventions. They also identify how Jewish Americans changed society and religious organization.
In this electrical circuit worksheet, students draw a schematic design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of inductive reactance before answering a series of 13 open-ended questions. This worksheet is printable and the answers are revealed online.
In this electrical worksheet, students draw a schematic design and build a bipolar transistor to grasp the understanding of bipolar junction transistor theory before answering a series of 28 open-ended questions. Students analyze schematics in order to answer the questions. A good understanding of Algebra is needed. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
In this physics learning exercise, students construct an electric circuit based on specific requirements. They complete 48 short answer questions related to the circuit.
In this physics worksheet, students analyze different schematic diagrams and answer the questions that follow. They solve and write short answers to 23 questions on circuits.
In this electrical worksheet, learners design and build  circuit boards using photovoltaic cells to grasp the understanding of circuit design before answering a series of 10 open-ended questions. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
For this physics worksheet, students solve and write short answers on 19 questions about electromechanical relay logic. They interpret schematic diagrams and answer questions about it.
In this physics learning exercise, students complete circuit true tables and solve 67 questions on Boolean algebra. They identify different logic gate circuits.