Radioactivity: Expect the Unexpected

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Several radioactive concepts are explained with the help of animated atoms, complete with their own facial expressions. As physical science pupils watch, they learn about gaining or losing atomic particles, alpha and beta particles, and gamma radiation. They also discover how radioactive materials are useful to humans. The video, followed by a discussion guided by the Think questions, makes a complete anticipatory set for your unit on radioactivity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Fast-moving and colorful animation makes the video visually appealing
  • Adaptable to Common Core State Standards in scientific literacy
  • Can be used to prepare high school physics fans for Next Generation Science Standard HS-PS1-8
  • Customize the lesson by creating your own Think questions or adding your own additional resources in the Dig Deeper feature
Cons

  • None
NGSS