We found 27 resources with the concept radioactive isotopes
How Atom Bombs Can Uncover Forged Art
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Analyzing Tiny Samples Using a Search for the Beginning Mass Spectrometry
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...
MASS, MASS – Who Has the MASS? Analyzing Tiny Samples
9th - 12th
What is it worth to you? A hands-on lesson asks groups to collect weights of different combinations of coins and calculate weighted averages. They use the analysis to understand the concept of an isotope to finish the third lesson in a...
Isotopes and Half-Life: What Are Medical Isotopes?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why are people afraid of nuclear power plants? A video in the Veritasium playlist explains that radiation doesn't travel very far, yet people still worry. Then it discusses the possible release of radioactive atoms, which do travel a...
Chemistry Simulations from PhET
6th - Higher Ed
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 cover a wide range of topics in physical science and chemistry.
What are Radioactive Isotopes (Radionuclides)
4 mins 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...
How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?
9th - 12th
Eight neat slides lead to the understanding of how geologists have determined Earth's age. Most of the slides are dedicated to explaining the absolute dating method of assessment. Color diagrams display radioactive isotopes and a graph...