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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Discovery of Radioactivity
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.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Make your activity 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.
7th - 12th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads
Alphas, Betas and Gammas Oh, My!
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.
8th - 12th Science 10 Views 7 Downloads
The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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?
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 53 Views 203 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Science 23 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In this electrical learning exercise, 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 learning exercise is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
In this electrical worksheet, learners 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 worksheet is printable and the answers to the questions are revealed online.
10th - Higher Ed Math 4 Views 31 Downloads
Jews in America at the Time of Growth and Change: Forging New Frontiers
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.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
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.
10th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 19 Downloads
Bipolar Junction Transistor Theory
In this electrical instructional activity, 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.
10th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
In this electrical worksheet, students 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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 7 Downloads