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Below is a sample breakdown of the Nuclear Chemistry chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus||The applications of three major kinds of decay particles|
|Tuesday||Balancing Nuclear Equations and Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Equation||The processes for writing a nuclear equation|
|Wednesday||Half-Life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs||Using half-life to determine the probability of decay in atoms|
|Thursday||Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy||An explanation of these terms and their relationships to one another|
|Friday||Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers and Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry||The various applications of different forms of power and energy in nuclear chemistry|
1. Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus
What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their composition, their effect on the nucleus, and their applications.
2. Radioactive Decay Lesson Plan
Teaching your students about radioactive decay? Check out this lesson plan for teaching the definition, formula, and types of radioactive decay in an engaging activity.
3. Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction
When a radioactive particle gives off radiation, what happens to the particle? This lesson will explain the three major types of radiation and what effect they have on the decaying atom.
4. Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs
What causes a radioactive particle to decay? We'll never really know, but our best guess lies in probability. In this lesson, we are going to focus on the half-life, a way of measuring the probability that a particle will react.
5. Half-Life Lesson Plan
This lesson provides you with a quiz, activity, and discussion questions that will help your students grasp the concept of half-lives in an entertaining fashion.
6. Half Life & Decay Activities
While often complicated, chemistry lends itself to fun activities. This series of games and activities for half-life is no exception. Not only will students be entertained, but they will also learn about a complex subject.
7. Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy
When you hear the term 'nuclear power,' what comes to mind? Do you know where that energy and power is coming from? In this lesson, we are going to zoom in on the nucleus of a helium atom to explain how something as small as a nucleus can produce an extremely large amount of energy.
8. Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry
What can the sun do that we can't? How do carbon atoms 'date'? Are radioactive isotopes helpful in the medical field? The answers to these questions can be found in this lesson on the applications of nuclear chemistry.
9. Carbon Dating Lesson Plan
Educate your students about carbon dating with this lesson plan. They will view a video lesson, participate in three hands-on activities, and take a related follow-up quiz to test them on main concepts.
10. Carbon Dioxide Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to help your students understand carbon dioxide and its various uses. Students will watch a video lesson, create a mini-poster, and participate in a hands-on activity.
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