Nuclear Stability Teacher Resources

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Stability

For Students 9th - 12th
Teach the concept of stability in relation to nuclear chemistry with an instructional video that discusses the band of stability as well as radioactivity. Scholars examine the existence of different decay modes and how they develop.
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Nuclear Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th
Which bichemicals wash up on shore? Nucleotides! Presentation covers alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Includes a comparison of fission versus fusion. Presentation is the second in a five-part series.
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The Building Blocks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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The Nucleus / Nuclear Reactions and Elementary Particles

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students describe how radioactivity relates to alpha and beta particles. Using their properties, they write a descriptive paper about the gamma rays and alpha and beta particles. They calculate q-values and the half-life of a given...
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Preparing for the Possibility of Terrorists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the terrorist threat to the United States. They examine types of possible attacks and the best way to be prepared for each. Students disseminate information to the community. They publicize the school disaster plan.
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Oh, My! What a Family Tree!- A Lesson About Radioactive Isotopes

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the characteristics of stable and unstable (radioactive) isotopes. Pupils use the perspective of isotopes to explain the characteristics of their "family trees." They describe how members of a family (brothers...
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Name PBS : NOVA : “SPUTNIK DECLASSIFIED”

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Sputnik worksheet, students fill-in-the-blanks in 17 statements using one of the four given choices. They use information about the Sputnik satellite to complete the worksheet.
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Selling the Stars

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners create a travel brochure, poster, and presentation to encourage others to visit a star. In this stellar characteristics lesson, students research a star type based on its life-cycle. They create a travel campaign to convince...

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