Nuclear Physics Teacher Resources

Find Nuclear Physics lesson plans and worksheets
Showing 1 - 22 of 22 resources
10:23
Lesson Planet

Nuclear Physics: Crash Course Physics #45

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
E=mc^2 is an important equation in the physics world. Help your classes understand its significance with a helpful video lesson. An episode of the Crash Course physics series offers an overview of nuclear physics and an explanation of...
Lesson Planet

Nuclear Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a comprehensive summary of introductory nuclear physics! Although the delivery is dry, the information is valuable and several "Check for Understanding" slides are interspersed throughout to reinforce learning. As a result of...
Lesson Planet

Alphas, Betas and Gammas Oh, My!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Referring to the periodic table of elements, nuclear physics learners determine the resulting elements of alpha and beta decay. Answers are given in atomic notation, showing the atomic symbol, mass, atomic number, and emission particles....
Lesson Planet

Some DNA Does Not Encode Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Roy John Britten easily earned a PhD in nuclear physics—but he found painting with water colors too difficult. Young scientists learn about Britten's life, career, and research with an online interactive. They read a biography, view...
9:10
Lesson Planet

The Discovery of Radioactivity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
Lesson Planet

Atomic Candy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Mmmmm! Radioactive "candium!" Nuclear physics or chemistry classes use M&M'S® to demonstrate the process of radioactive decay. Individuals pour out a bag of candies and record the number that fall M-side-up to represent the number of...
Lesson Planet

Nuclear Popcorn

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
2:55
Lesson Planet

If Matter Falls Down, Does Antimatter Fall Up?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Step into the strange world of antimatter with an entertaining, yet educational physics video. Follow along to see how recent developments in physics research have allowed scientists to begin learning more about these elusive particles.
Lesson Planet

Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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,...
Lesson Planet

Nuclear Fission

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars control a nuclear reactor and learn to start or prevent a chain reaction with an informational resource that includes connections to nuclear energy as well as nuclear weapons.
Lesson Planet

Beta Decay

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Beta decay was first discovered in 1934, 38 years after radioactivity was discovered. A simulation shows how beta decay occurs, showing a nucleus of hydrogen emitting an electron and changing over time. Viewers can change the type of...
Lesson Planet

Women's Achievement Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
How much do you or your class know about various achievements made by women thorughout history? Here is a set of 10 questions with answers all related to the accomplishments of women in science, politics, civil rights, and law.
1 In 1 Collection 5:04
Lesson Planet

The Genius of Marie Curie

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Can you name the only person to win two Nobel Prizes in two different sciences? After watching a short video on the life, discoveries, and accomplishments of Marie Curie, you can!
Lesson Planet

Will the Lights Go Out?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students diagram nuclear power plant, describe process for generating electrical power, discuss nuclear disasters in the 20th century, and draw conclusion about value of nuclear power for the future.
Lesson Planet

Electromagnetic Radiation on Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine general properties of electromagnetic waves, identify position of each type of radiation in spectrum, discuss methods used to detect and analyze waves, and analyze relation between specific wave properties and their...
Lesson Planet

The Big Bang

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders relate the elements in the human body to those produced during a supernova. For this space science and chemistry lesson, 5th graders listen to a lecture and view visuals about the big bang. They relate the production of...
Lesson Planet

President James Earl Carter

For Students 4th - 5th
In this American history learning exercise, students read a biography about President James Earl Carter and answer 7 multiple choice questions.
Lesson Planet

The Energy of the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study energy generation by the Sun, which involves atoms and nuclei.
Lesson Planet

Grating Spectrometer

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students calculate the Balmer series. In this physics lesson, students observe hydrogen lamp spectra using spectrometers. They calculate wavelength and compare them with their theoretical calculations.
Lesson Planet

Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students calculate the values of electron binding energies. In this physics lesson, students solve for different wavelength characteristics of X-rays. They present their findings to the class.
Lesson Planet

Automated Vehicle Programming Design

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design a program to make an automated vehicle perform a specific task. In this robotics lesson, students play the role of scientists competing to win a factory's contract. They present their algorithm to class.
Lesson Planet

The Use of Articles Resource Page

For Students 4th - 6th
In this use of articles resource instructional activity, students receive help in determining the proper use of articles in their writing. They read about the proper use of the, a, and an.