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 5 Views 5 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
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 9 Views 49 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 31 Views 20 Downloads
Learners 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
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 26 Views 74 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
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 14 Views 15 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
Science Concept Maps
This collection of concept maps has some terms filled in and others left blank for young scientists to fill in. Topics vary vastly and include the branches of science, atomic structure, organic compounds, heat, radioactive materials, motion, energy, electricity, digestion, circulation, disease, stars, rocks, water, and air pollution.
7th - 10th Science 16 Views 80 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Two types of radiation are discussed in this conversation between a professional and a preteen scientist. Solar rays and galactic cosmic rays are extremely powerful and need to be shielded against when astronauts travel in space. Radiation can affect us on Earth, but the atmosphere blocks and deflects much of it.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe to the free membership on the publisher's website, you will also have access to comprehension and discussion questions, as well as links to other related resources.
4 mins 6th - 10th Science 52 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable