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100 resources with the concept half lives

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Radioactive Dating Game

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
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Radioactive Decay Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Toss 100 pennies (or poker chips or any other two-different-sided objects) and remove all of those displaying tails. Line them up and repeat. The lines of pennies collected get smaller each time, successfully representing half-life.
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2000 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
The National Chemistry Olympiad exams are comprehensive tests covering an entire  year of chemistry concepts. You can use them as practice for competing in the challenge, or simply as a review, or as an actual final exam for your general...
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Nuclear Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through colorful diagrams and simple text, viewers are introduced to nuclear radiation. They discover alpha, beta, and gamma rays; they balance nuclear equations. You will impart important information to your chemistry class and give...
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AP Chemistry Topic 8: Kinetics, Much More Practice

For Students 10th - 12th
By completing this thorough set of practice exercises, your chemistry stars will shine! They will demonstrate their handling of kinetics problems: order of reactants, rate constants, rate law, and half-life. You will definitely want to...
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Exponential Decay Formula (can skip, involves Calculus)

For Students 7th - 10th
Sal continues his discussion of decay by showing students the math involved in determining how much a substance is left after one half-life, two half-lives, and even three half-lives have gone by. He sets up a general function of time...
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Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactive Decay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How long does it take for an atom to decay? Scholars learn about radioactive decay and half-lives as part of the Chemistry PowerPoints series. They develop an understanding of the roles of electrons and neutrons in the different types of...
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Nuclear Changes: Radioactive Decay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do atoms break down? Scholars learn about radioactive decay as part of the larger Chemistry PowerPoints series. They differentiate between fission and fusion and alpha or beta particles, as well as gamma rays. Diagrams show how atoms...
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Grades 9-12 Earth Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Earth changed over time? Pupils explore the topic in a differentiated instruction unit on the geological time scale. After a pre-assessment to gauge knowledge, class members divide into groups based on their ability levels and...
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TV Forensics: What Do CSIs Actually Do?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
TV dramas tend to exaggerate the forensic science components. Learn what true forensic chemistry looks like in an installment of a larger series covering reactions. Viewers see that chromatography, mass spectrography, and methodical...
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How Do We Know the Half Life of Uranium and Can You Collect Gold Once It's Dissolved in Acid?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Participate in a little chemistry Q and A! Part of a larger series on reactions, an informative lesson takes questions from viewers and crafts responses. The video explains how we arrive at an accurate half-life of a radioactive...
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2014 AP® Chemistry Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
More than half of AP Chemistry test takers earn a high enough score to get college credit. Improve that statistic by using past test questions including precipitate, molarity, and chemical equations to prepare for a future exam. The...
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Half-Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars shake their way to understanding half-life with the help of candy. They observe and record which side candy lands on to graph the exponential decay in the fifth lesson of seven integrating chemistry and algebra. Combining...
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Isotopes and Half-Life: What Are Medical Isotopes?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do medical professionals use radiation without doing more harm than good? Budding nuclear chemists begin their study of all things radioactive with a video from the JFR Science playlist. Topics include differences between isotopes,...
8:05
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Finding Half Life

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
When will half of the substance be gone? Using the exponential decay formula, the video finds the half-life of radium-226. The 29th installment in a 31-part series goes on to discuss that the calculations are the same independent of the...
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Radiation and Radioactivity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the science of radioactivity! A very thorough video lesson begins with an explanation of the chemical structure of radiation. It includes descriptions of benefits of radioactivity and half-life calculations.
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Marie Curie's Classroom

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What makes some elements stable and others radioactive? Scholars adjust the number of protons and neutrons in an element then observe its decay. The simulation includes a graphical representation and the chemical formula, as well as...
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Radiocarbon Dating

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know how long ago a dinosaur lived or an ancient fire pit was used? Scholars learn about the application of carbon dating and half lives to discover things about the past. They adjust the amount of radioactive carbon in the...
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Chemical Kinetics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all chemical reactions happen at the same rate because some, like explosions, occur quickly and some, like rusting, occur over time. Here, learners explore chemical reactions and their rates in the 16th lesson of 36. Through readings...
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Alpha Decay

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are different types of radioactive decay, and alpha decay is when there are too many protons in a nucleus. Here is a simulation that shows alpha particles being emitted from a polonium nucleus. Learners see how radioactive decay...
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Half-life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson prompts scholars to use candy to figure half-life. Combining class data allows them to find the graph of best fit and to determine if it should be linear or exponential. 
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Half Life Problems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does a radioactive cat have 18 half-lives? An understanding of half-life is important in both chemistry and biology, so start your young scientists off the right way — with the good foundation provided by a video that begins with a graph...
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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers grow their skills exponentially after completing this thorough worksheet. Going from simple to difficult, it hits all the major skills regarding exponential and logarithmic functions including simplifying, solving,...
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Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Lead your class through the amazing world of isotopes as they investigate the various properties they contain and further understand their respective location on the periodic table. They explore half-lives and radioactivity as each...