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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 4 Views 4 Downloads
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 3 Views 23 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Periodic Table Game
First, beginning chemists assemble a large periodic table of elements. Then, they play a game in which they roll dice, move a marker along the elements, and collect pennies according to the number of valence electrons of the element that they land on.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 9 Downloads
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 6 Views 44 Downloads
Antoine Henri Becquerel - Reading Comprehension
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners 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 Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Radium Girls
In this radium worksheet, 7th graders determine the substance used to make the dials of watches glow in the early 1900's. Then they explain why radium glows and what the three most common types of emissions from radioactive nuclei and what each consist of.
7th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students describe an isotope and radioactive isotope in a written essay. They describe how a specific country or region was affected by radioactive contamination and attempt to sympathize with those affected by these radioactive contaminates.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Type of Radioactive Particles
Alpha, beta, and gamma radiation is measured with a Geiger counter and then a variety of materials are tested for their ability to block each type. The video, though not very engaging, can be used to demonstrate this experiment if you do not have a Geiger counter in your high school physics lab.
3 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 4 Views 7 Downloads
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 21 Views 67 Downloads
Periodic Table of Elements on Mars
In 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 6 Views 124 Downloads