Students describe an isotope and radioactive isotope in a written essay. They describe how a specific country or region was affected by radioactive contamination and attempt to sympathize with those affected by these radioactive contaminates.
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How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?
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...
9th - 12th Science
New Review Isotopes and Half-Life: What Are Medical Isotopes?
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,...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms
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...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Uses of Radioactivity
Radioactivity is often perceived as dangerous and a threat to our well-being, but you may be surprised at the different applications of this natural chemical process. From the smoke detectors in our homes to treatments for cancer, this...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What are Radioactive Isotopes (Radionuclides)
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...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Isotopes and Atomic Mass
Some isotopes are unstable, or radioactive, meaning they will decay over time and turn into another isotope or stable element. In the interactive simulation, participants manipulate elements to create isotopes and gather information....
6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable