Radiation and Radioactive Decay

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 nuclear equations. This is the final lesson in a series of 15 videos.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video after each slide to ask and answer clarifying questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on the concepts from the previous lesson in the series
  • Learners must have a solid understanding of the chemistry of an atom
Pros

  • Includes several examples that allow for practice during the video
  • Incorporates real-life examples to add relevance to the topic
Cons

  • None