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Ch 16: Radioactivity: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Radioactivity chapter of this College-Level Physical Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master radioactivity. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of radioactivity.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college physical science material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn the topic. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding nuclear reaction or working with mass-energy conversion
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about radioactivity
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Radioactivity chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Radioactivity chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any radioactivity question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any Web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Radioactivity unit of a standard college physical science course. Topics covered include:

  • Fusion, fission, carbon dating, tracers and imaging
  • Mass-energy conversion, mass defect and nuclear binding energy
  • Half-life
  • Types of radioactive decay and their effect on the nucleus

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Radioactivity: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples

1. Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples

Learn the differences between a nuclear reaction and a chemical reaction. Also learn how the nuclear reaction involves subatomic particles including protons and neutrons. Discover the different types of nuclear reactions including fission and fusion and also how a nuclear power plant works to produce energy.

Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

2. 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.

Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

3. 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.

Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

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.

Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction

5. 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.

Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

6. 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.

Radioactivity: Definition, Types & Uses

7. Radioactivity: Definition, Types & Uses

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the three types of radioactivity: alpha, beta and gamma radiation. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to explain what makes these three types unique and how humans use them.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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