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174 resources with the concept isotopes

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Chemistry Simulations from PhET

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring your science classroom into the 21st century with this collection of digital simulations. From an introduction to the states of matter to balancing chemical equations and investigating radioactive decay, these engaging interactives...
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Isotopes and Atomic Mass

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Some isotopes are unstable, or radioactive, meaning they will decay over time and turn into another isotope or stable element. In the interactive simulation, participants manipulate elements to create isotopes and gather information....
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Introducing the Atom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scholars discuss how small they must cut something before it is no longer fundamentally the same. An online activity challenges and engages pupils in learning about the periodic table. Two hands-on activities cover elements and...
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U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions...
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Why Do Hospitals Have Particle Accelerators?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewers gain insight into medical technology with a short video that examines how PET scanners can track FGD injected into a patient's body to find tumors.
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What Are Isotopes? Chemistry Basics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Use animations to explain the concept of an isotope. Young scholars view a lesson from the Reaction series dedicated to isotopes. They learn what an isotope is and why they are important to complete a great back-to-basics lesson.
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Atoms, Elements, and Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rings and golden nuggets contain the element gold, but how small can you break it down before it is no longer considered gold? A helpful presentation explains the basics about atoms, elements, and isotopes through a presentation.
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How Atom Bombs Can Uncover Forged Art

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Art forgeries are works of art themselves? How can inspectors tell real art from fake? A video from the a large science playlist explores the techniques practiced by expert forgers and the subtle science behind telling a masterpiece from...
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Isotopic Pennies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many people confuse atomic mass and atomic numbers. The sixth of seven lessons in a unit requires scholars to find the weight of different groups of pennies. Then, they must solve how many of each type of penny exists in a closed system...
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Understanding Elements

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Nothing says organization quite like a table. The third lesson in a six-part Mixtures and Solutions unit teaches young scientists about elements and the periodic table. They learn how the periodic table is organized and about the...
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What Happened to the World's Greatest Ape?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gigantopithecus was the greatest of the great apes! Whatever became of them? Take a journey to Asia and explore the forests and grasslands that were once home to the large primate using a video from an extentsive biology playlist....
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Analyzing Tiny Samples Using a Search for the Beginning Mass Spectrometry

For Students 9th - 12th
Teach the basics of mass spectrometry with a hands-on lesson. The fourth in a series of six lessons explores how mass spectrometry measures the ionic composition of an element. Learners then compare and contrast relative abundance and...
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Atomic Structure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Changing the number of neutrons in an atom makes it an isotope, but it does not change the element. Pupils complete logic puzzles, matching isotopes with their unique number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Either on paper or timed...
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Chemistry: Average Atomic Mass (AMU, Daltons, etc.)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists created a new measurement, the atomic mass unit, which is defined as carbon 12 = 12amu. So why isn't carbon listed as having exactly 12 amu on the periodic table? An installment from the Socratica chemistry playlist answers...
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Isotope Rummy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanks to this game, teaching isotopes will never be the same. Physical science scholars work their way toward understanding isotopes in an entertaining game. Pupils play rummy in groups while practicing good sportsmanship and creating...
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Molecules to the Max!—Educators Resource Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
From molecules to nanotubes, an engaging unit explores the world of tiny science. Fifteen hands-on experiments and lessons engage young scientists as they learn chemistry. Discussions, worksheets, and data analysis reinforce the concepts...
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Atomic and Molar Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the connection between isotopes and atomic mass. An engaging video demonstrates the calculation of the atomic mass of carbon when considering its isotopes. The instructor then shows the connection to molar mass.
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Atomic Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate the complex process of calculating a weighted atomic mass. Given the atomic mass of isotopes of a sample, the lesson instructor models the calculation. Multiple examples give learners the opportunity to review the process.
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The Nucleus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the makeup of the atomic nucleus. A video lesson describes the subatomic particles of the nucleus. The instructor explains the connection between the mass and atomic numbers and the isotopes of an atom.
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Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What better way is there to learn about isotopes than to play with them? Chemistry high schoolers manipulate the number of protons and neutrons in a hands-on activity. Individuals try to score the largest number of points by collecting...
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What Are Atoms and Isotopes?

For Students 6th - 12th
Atoms may make up everything, but what are they made of? The narrator asks patrons at a local park what atoms are in an interview-style video. He then creates an atomic model and adds a neutron to it, opening the discussion to isotopes.
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Why Aren't All Atomic Masses Whole Numbers?

For Students 9th - 12th
Since an atom can't have a partial neutron, the atomic mass should always be a whole number, but it isn't! An interactive video lesson explains how the atomic mass number from the periodic table incorporates the isotopes of an element....
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Atoms to Molecules: Constructing Helium

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Protons and neutrons and electrons, oh my! Physical science scholars get hands-on with interactive atomic modeling. Starting with a simple helium atom, participants create and name ions, then build isotopes. Questions throughout the...
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What are Radioactive Isotopes (Radionuclides)

For Students 9th - 12th
Create a little excitement with a radioactive resource! An engaging lesson builds a solid understanding of the nature of radioactive isotopes. The narrator explains the desire of a nucleus to become stable, which leads to radioactive...