Isotopes

Altering the subatomic nature of an atom affects its properties. The video illustrates the idea of an isotope using Carbon-12, Carbon-13, and Carbon-14 as examples. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework and using class time for questions and practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have a basic understanding of the subatomic particles in an atom
  • YouTube video requires Internet access
  • The sixth in a series of eight chemistry lessons
Pros

  • Makes reference to applications of understanding radioactive decay
  • Builds on learners' prior knowledge to develop the concept of an isotope
Cons

  • None
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