Radioactive Elements Teacher Resources
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Radioactivity: Expect the UnexpectedLesson Planet
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Radioactive Dating GameLesson Planet
6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
Madame Marie Curie & The Science of RadioactivityLesson Planet
6th - 12th
A student-created, yet comprehensive 37-slide presentation on the life and contributions of Marie Curie awaits your upcoming chemists! With plenty of photographs, this resource introduces the woman who is responsible for our early...
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Einsteinium was originally discovered in the debris of a large hydrogen bomb. The synthetic, radioactive element has few known properties, yet a recognizable name. Scholars hear about the element from a chemist who has a resemblance to...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
To ensure safe long-term nuclear waste storage, scientists need to understand neptunium. Young scientists learn about a radioactive element with the help of multiple professors and chemists. They observe samples of neptunium as they hear...
How Old is it Really? - How Do We Know that the Earth is 4.6 Billion Years Old?Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
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...
How the Elements are Laid Out in the Periodic TableLesson Planet
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When scientists confirm new elements, do these elements always fit in on the periodic table where scientists expect? The second video in a series of 15 discusses how the elements are organized on the periodic table. The resource includes...
Math in Science-Radioactive Decay and Half-LifeLesson Planet
9th - 11th
In this radioactive decay and half-life worksheet, students use given half-lifes to calculate the amount of time it will take for certain amounts of elements to decay. They also find the age of samples and determine how many grams of...
Teaching Radioactive Decay: Radioactive Half-life And Dating TechniquesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students generate a radioactive decay table for an imaginary element using a box filled with pinto beans and M&M's. They use their data to plot a decay graph, develop the concept of half-life, and use the graph to "age" several samples.