Radioactive Decay Chains

After introducing your class to radioactive decay and walking them through the changes in the numbers of atomic particles, give them an opportunity to write equations for the first six daughters in a Uranium-238 decay chain. They also discover how eventually a stable element is formed. This simple activity serves as a support to your introduction to radioactive decay.

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  • A simple and neat decay chain diagram is provided
  • The brief teacher information can be used to introduce learners to the concept

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