Radioactivity Teacher Resources
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A Geiger counter is used to detect emission of alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. The teacher experiments to find out which materials block each of these forms of radiation. The camera is focused on the measuring instrument and the teacher's hands the entire time, making this video not very visually attractive.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Madame Marie Curie & The Science of Radioactivity
A student-created, yet comprehensive 37-slide presentation on the life and contributions of Marie Curie awaits your upcoming chemists! With plenty of photographs, this resource introduces the woman who is responsible for our early understanding of radioactivity.
6th - 12th Science
Solve a Transfer Challenge
Imagine that golf balls are radioactive and that they must be moved without touching or dropping them! This is what collaborative groups experience in this challenge. Each group is given a variety of materials with which to construct a device to safely transport the golf balls.
6th - 9th Science
How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?
Eight neat slides lead to the understanding of how geologists have determined Earth's age. Most of the slides are dedicated to explaining the absolute dating method of assessment. Color diagrams display radioactive isotopes and a graph depicts half-life of radioactive elements.
9th - 12th Science
The Building Blocks
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.
7th - 12th Science
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
Periodic Table of Elements
Colored boxes with white font present the basic periodic table of elements to your young chemists. All of the basics are included: chemical name, symbol, atomic number, atomic mass, and the number of electrons in each orbital. A brief description of the table is printed above the elements.
4th - 12th Science
Energy from the Nucleus
Vintage cartoon graphics show the process of nuclear radiation and some of the history of nuclear knowledge. Though the animation is dated, the information is still relevant. This would make an entertaining introduction to nuclear fission for your young physicists.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science
Antoine Henri Becquerel - Reading Comprehension
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short selection about Antoine Henri Becquerel who accidentally discovered radioactivity. They answer 4 multiple choice, reading comprehension questions, and check their answers at the bottom of the page.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Periodic Table of Elements on Mars
For this periodic table of elements worksheet, students are given clues and descriptions for elements in order to determine where they belong in the "Martian Periodic Table". They place the elements in the proper place in the given periodic table based on the clues.
8th - 10th Science
Using Ionising Radiation in Medicine
This is an information-intense presentation for any science class you might be teaching that will study ionising radiation. The material is specific to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and one of the forty-two slides also touches on using radiation for sterilisation.
11th - Higher Ed Health
New Review Main Idea Worksheet 5
Did you know that Marie Curie's papers, as well as her cookbook, are radioactive and stored in lead-lined boxes? Did you know that Nikola Tesla developed a death ray? Famous scientists and inventors are the subjects featured in a series of fascinating stories designed to develop reading comprehension skills.
4th - 8th English Language Arts