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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 8 Views 10 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
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
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
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 7 Views 30 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
2005 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Local Section Exam
National Chemistry Olympiad tests are released after their use each year, since they cannot use them again for this event. The result: outstanding comprehensive assessment resources for general chemistry classes! This 2005 version covers an abundant array of topics and skills and it requires both critical thinking and problem solving to complete.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 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
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
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
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
Quadratic and Exponential Functions
Learners identify the importance of studying exponential decay. In this quadratic functions lesson, students simulate radioactive decay in small groups. Learners also present the results found in the investigation and explain why an exponential decay function is an exponential function.
8th - 9th Math 3 Views 5 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
2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I
As to be expected from the American Chemical Society Olympiad Examinations Task Force, this 60-question test tops the charts in terms of excellence. It consists entirely of multiple choice questions designed to assess a year's worth of chemistry curriculum.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 15 Downloads
Physics Final Exam, Part A
Here is a comprehensive and cohesive final exam for your high school physicists. A variety of question styles are incorporated, such as multiple-choice and problem-solving. Topics are too many to list, so you will want to review the exam to make sure it aligns with what you have covered in your physics class.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads