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The types of decay, and why they occur within an atom, are the focus of this chemistry video. Sal covers the basic ways that a nucleus of an atom can decay. He gives examples of beta decay, alpha decay, gamma decay, and positron emission.
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 roll dice in order to simulate the probability of locating an electron in a certain region around the nucleus.
Four diagrams of the atom and their subatomic particles and structures are given here and students should be able to complete the labels need to define the structures shown. The main structures defined are protons, neutrons, electrons, the nucleus and quarks.
In this comet worksheet, students solve 3 problems using a composite image of the Temple 1 comet. Students determine the scale image, the size of the nucleus of the comet and the height of a cliff on the comet.
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.
Students construct a model of a comet nucleus using dry ice. They add other materials and describe the features. They complete related exercises on an Internet Web site.
Students list differences between DNA-related terms and create a simple DNA circle map. They order terms including human body, organ, tissue, cell, nucleus, etc. from largest to smallest. They discuss differences and similarities among members of their class.
Ninth graders examine dominant and recessive gene through this activity that uses paper bags filled with upper and lower cases letter which represent a cell nucleus and the genes within it. They design a monster drawing based on the genetic traits that are paired in the bag. They complete a Punnett square with the genetic material.
Students explore the parts of the cell. In this cell lesson plan, students use foods to create cell models that represent the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, mitochondria, ribosomes, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi bodies Students also include the cell wall and chloroplasts which only apply to plant cells.
Students model the removal of a cell nucleus and the insertion of an alternate control center. They define some of the challenges faced in this type of transplant procedure. Students discuss cloning.
In this radioactivity worksheet, students answer 40 questions about half life, isotopes, radioactive decay, the uses of radioactivity, nuclear equations and the scientists associated with radioactivity.
In this nucleus of an atom worksheet, high schoolers answer 19 multiple choice questions about the structure of the atom, radioactive decay, isotopes and half life.
Students explain that the Standard Model of the atom includes particles beyond protons, neutrons, and electrons. They describe the nucleus as conglomeration of quarks that manifest themselves as protons and neutrons.
Neat! Show your physics class exactly how Ernest Rutherford fired alpha particles at a piece of gold foil and so determined that most of an atom is composed of empty space. Not just a slide show, but almost an animation, this presentation uses a series of diagrams to show how some particles fly through the foil while others bounce back. You will definitely want to add this to your lesson on atomic structure!
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.
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse the periodic table of elements and discover electromagnetic forces. This is a classy and comprehensive compilation of chemistry slides that even includes a link to a 13-minute video. 
This PowerPoint is a comprehensive review of all the facts related to an atom's basic structure and function. What makes this unique is that it is geared toward an audience of junior geologists. After introducing the periodic table of elements, the composition of Earth's crust is mentioned. The presentation concludes with the definition of a mineral and the stability of their chemical makeup. This is a much-needed support to your earth science curriculum!
Find out just how enticing learning about neurons can be by creating models with sugar cookies, icing, and candy. With great background information for you and an easy procedure for the kids, studying cells has never been more fun or mouth-watering! Be sure to emphasize that your microbiologists use correct vocabulary as they are building their tantalizing models, lest they refer to mitochondria as M & Ms on their tests. 

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