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62 resources with the concept radioactive decay

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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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Nuclear Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, transmutation of elements and isotopes, calculating half lives and radioactive decay. Introduce these concept and more with a video on carbon dating. The show concludes with an explanation of...
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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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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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Modeling Half-Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Physical science learners model radioactive decay by conducting a probability experiment with pennies. They record what occurs in a data table that they create, and then graph the results. The lesson plan includes clearly-written...
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Radioactive Simulations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate radioactive decay and nuclear power using an on line interactive web site. In this on line lesson plan, students monitor radioactive isotopes and record the activity of a particular element as the decay progresses. They...
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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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How Do We Know the Age of the Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Some 4.565 billion candles would be needed for a birthday cake for Earth. Young scientists view a video to learn about historical attempts to determine the age of Earth. They see how advances in radioactive dating led to the currently...
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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,...
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ESS1C - The History of Planet Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Take a trip back in time as the history of the earth is uncovered. An interesting video lesson explains the different methods scientists use to learn about the earth's past. While emphasizing teaching strategies, the lesson instructor...
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PS1C—Nuclear Processes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need some strategies for teaching nuclear processes that are sure to cause an explosion of learning in your classroom? Get all the essential background knowledge, plus tips for getting your point across in a thoughtful video. Concept...
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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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How to Date A Planet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The earth is literally older than dirt, but how can we prove it? The video explains the methods used to find the age of the moon and the earth. It offers a quick overview of the rock cycle, geologic processes, and the impact of meteors. 
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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What's the difference between radiation and radioactive atoms? See the public share their opinions in an interview-driven video. The narrator discusses alpha and beta particles versus the atoms that can release them and relates this...
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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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What Are the Challenges of Nuclear Power?

For Students 6th - 12th
Engineering challenges, construction costs, and disasters are some of the challenges when it comes to nuclear energy. Watch a video that explains each of these and more in detail.
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Radioactive Pollution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Radioactive pollutants can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or injection. The last lesson in a series of 36 introduces pupils to radioactive pollution. They study its sources, both natural and man-made, its...
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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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Radiation and Radioactive Decay

For Students 9th - 12th
Why does radiation occur? Learn the reason and the main types of radiation during this video lesson. Scholars discover the makeup of a radioactive atom and the effect of the different types of radiation. They then analyze and create...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
Who receives that greatest amount of radioactive exposure? After visiting some of the most radioactive places on earth, including Chernobyl and Fukushima, viewers consider the exposure of radiation workers, astronauts, and cancer...
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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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Half-Life

For Students 9th - 12th
What is half-life and how can decay be used to date items? Viewers find out in this video that details half-life and radioactive decay, as well as the difference between alpha and beta decay.
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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...