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What a comprehensive summary of introductory nuclear physics! Although the delivery is dry, the information is valuable and several "Check for Understanding" slides are interspersed throughout to reinforce learning. As a result of viewing these slides, future physicists will be able to determine the charge of a nucleus, differentiate between alpha and beta particles, describe background radiation and Geiger counters, and more! These 90 slides can provide support for an entire nuclear energy unit for your high school physics class.
Students investigate what is inside three different boxes using indirect observations and relate it to the discovery of the structure of the atom. In this atomic structure lesson plan, students explore the history of atomic structure by experimenting with indirect observations of 3 boxes and testing Rutherford's equation using a box and marbles. Students discuss Rutherford's experiment to determine the size of the nucleus of an atom.
Students use a marble and a bull's eye target sheet to simulate electrons and the nucleus of an atom. In this probability and electron structure lesson plan, students investigate the location of electrons in atoms by using target sheets to drop marbles from knee level and eye level onto the sheet. Students tally the location each marble lands in and they answer 5 questions about probability and the location of electrons in atoms.
Eighth graders discuss and write about what led up to the discovery of the atom. Students label proton, nucleus, electron, and neutron in their notes. Students take notes on electron shells and how different atoms have different amounts of protons. Students examine the Bohr Model through lecture. Students build their own atomic models with materials provided in the classroom.
Pupils explore the parts of the cell. In this cell lesson, students use foods to create cell models that represent the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, mitochondria, ribosomes, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi bodies Pupils also include the cell wall and chloroplasts which only apply to plant cells.
Students idenitfy that cancer is a growth of mutated cells and that cancer cells are only one type of cell that causes disease in our body. They also identify that all eukaryotic cells contain a nucleus, cytoskeleton, and a cell membrane. Finally, students create models of a normal and cancerous cell using a handout included in the lesson.
The lecturer starts by emphasizing that the mitotic process is a separate mechanism to cytokinesis - the cytoplasm splitting to become 2 cells. The video continues explaining the stages of mitosis in great detail. Each stage is diagrammed and the relevant structures are labeled and explained. Your students will find this to be a valuable supplemental study tool.
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary structures: cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, cell wall, mitochondria, vacuole, and possibly flagella or cilia. Bonus activities include causing plasmolysis in plant cell, and separating plant pigments via chromatography. This is an A+ resource!
A huge slide show provides a review of almost every topic there is to cover in basic chemistry! Your young scientists will be interested to see each illustration and example given. The appearance of the 120 slides varies greatly, most with one or two facts or a helpful calculation to go along with the sub-topic covered in a group of five or six slides. Keep this on hand as a library of slides to use for enhancing the different topics that you will lecture on over the course of time.