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Radioactive Decay Chains
After introducing your class to radioactive decay and walking them through the changes in the numbers of atomic particles, give them an opportunity to write equations for the first six daughters in a Uranium-238 decay chain. They also discover how eventually a stable element is formed.
8th - 12th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 10: Nuclear Chemistry, Part B, Examples
This convenient handout will save you and your chemistry aces time. You will not need to prepare notes, and they will not need to consult their texts for future reference. Detailed notes on radioactive decay are provided and learners are taught how to read related graphs and calculate mass over time.
11th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
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 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
7th - 12th Math 7 Views 6 Downloads
Radiation and Radioactive Decay
Mr. Andersen introduces viewers to the use of a Geiger Counter. He explains the fundamental forces behind nuclear radiation and differentiates alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Finally, he teaches how to write nuclear equations. This video is a well-planned and is an engaging interactive whiteboard presentation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 10: Nuclear Chemistry, Part B, Examples, Part II
Examples #3 - 5, a continuation of a previous set of examples, can be used to teach advanced chemistry learners how to calculate values related to radioactive decay. Use the first set in class to teach the concepts, then send this set as a homework assignment.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
New Review Nuclear Chemistry Project
Radiation has numerous real-world applications, some of which are relatively safe while others can be extremely hazardous. In this nuclear chemistry project, young scientists choose a practical use of nuclear reactions to research in order to make a recommendation about whether or not the world should continue its use.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Radioactive Decay and Half-Life
Students describe how the mass of a radioactive isotope changes with time and the factors that affect the rate of radioactive decay. They write nuclear decay equations to represent natural transmutation. This activity is accomplished using pennies to represent isotopes.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 59 Downloads
In this math worksheet, students solve differential equations. Students use similar equations, and analyze ways they differ from one another. Students draw directional fields and sketch solutions. The final three questions are applications of differential equations and include problems about mixtures, interest, and radioactive decay.
Higher Ed Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Get a Half Life!: Student Worksheet
Upper elementary or middle schoolers will explore non-linear functions, graphing, and the curve of best fit through real-life data collection and trial analysis. They explore the concept of half-life and radioactive decay using M&Ms, a table, and a graphing calculator.
6th - 8th Math 14 Views 68 Downloads
Exponential Decay Formula (can skip, involves Calculus)
Sal continues his discussion of decay by showing students the math involved in determining how much a substance is left after one half-life, two half-lives, and even three half-lives have gone by. He sets up a general function of time that can be used to determine the remaining amount of a substance after 10 minutes, or three billion years have elapsed!
12 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students study exponential decay and its application to radiocarbon dating. In this exponential decay lesson, students use candy to model the time it takes for something to decay. Students also graph the data they collect and describe using an algebraic formula that gives the age of an object as a function.
10th - 12th Science 12 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Biological Models with Differential Equations
Explore differential equations by using models representing growth and decline. Using calculus, learners will investigate exponential and logistic growth in the context of several models representing the growth or decline of a population. Most of the models have a closed-form solutions.
12th Math 3 Views 20 Downloads
Chemistry 115 Practice Exam 3
Radioactive decay, pH, properties of elements, organic compounds, and stoichiometry are all touched upon through this practice chemistry exam. It always helps learners to take a practice test in preparation for the actual exam. This resource will help meet that need.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Get a Half-Life!: Student Worksheet
In this math/science worksheet, students will work in pairs to conduct an experiment based on a decay function which is often used to model radioactive decay. Students will shake M & M's in a cup to rub off the M and then record their data.
6th - 7th Math 5 Views 36 Downloads
Introduction to Exponential Decay
Sal goes further into the decay of atoms by introducing the concept of Exponential Decay. He explains when you have any decaying element, it can be described as the amount of the element present times e to a constant, such as lambda. The rest of the video presents the exponential decay of a nitrogen atom by using the formula for exponential decay.
9 mins 7th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads