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Chemistry Simulations from PhET

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring your science classroom into the 21st century with this collection of digital simulations. From an introduction to the states of matter to balancing chemical equations and investigating radioactive decay, these engaging interactives...
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Into the Atom

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A series of four videos explores the atom. Viewers learn about how Madam Curie discovered the elements Plutonium and Radium, the history of the science that led to the discovery of the parts of the atom, and the process scientists used...
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Radioactivity: Expect the Unexpected

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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Uses of Radioactivity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Radioactive Decay

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Future physicists will be elated as they engage in a demonstration of radioactive decay that uses balloons and pennies. Balloons represent atomic particles and the students themselves are the atoms. After each flip of the coin, some of...
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Radioactive Simulations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars simulate radioactive decay and nuclear power using an on line interactive web site. In this on line lesson plan, students monitor radioactive isotopes and record the activity of a particular element as the decay...
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Radioactive Decay Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Toss 100 pennies (or poker chips or any other two-different-sided objects) and remove all of those displaying tails. Line them up and repeat. The lines of pennies collected get smaller each time, successfully representing half-life.
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Radioactivity, Time, and Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Four activities demonstrate the chain reaction of nuclear fission to your physical science fans: falling dominoes, snapping mouse traps, throwing paper wads, and igniting a series of matches. They perform additional laboratory activities...
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Radioactive Decay Chains

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After introducing your class to radioactive decay and walking them through the changes in the numbers of atomic particles, give them an opportunity to write equations for the first six daughters in a Uranium-238 decay chain. They also...
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Madame Marie Curie & The Science of Radioactivity

For Teachers 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...
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Radioactive: An Interdisciplinary Study of Marie and Pierre Curie

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Use this innovative text to show the far-reaching influence of the dynamic Curie couple
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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What's the difference between radiation and radioactive atoms? See the public share their opinions in an interview-driven video. The narrator discusses alpha and beta particles versus the atoms that can release them and relates this...
10:55
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Radiation and Radioactive Decay

For Students 9th - 12th
Why does radiation occur? Learn the reason and the main types of radiation during this video lesson. Scholars discover the makeup of a radioactive atom and the effect of the different types of radiation. They then analyze and create...
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Using Radioactive Decay to Determine Geologic Age

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigae using radioactive decay to determine geologic age.
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Radioactive Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A Geiger counter is used to detect emission of alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. The teacher experiments to find out which materials block each of these forms of radiation. The camera is focused on the measuring instrument...
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Radioactive Pollution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Radioactive pollutants can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or injection. The last lesson in a series of 36 introduces pupils to radioactive pollution. They study its sources, both natural and man-made, its...
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Radioactive Decay and Half-Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explain the importance of radioactive half-life as your high school biologists demonstrate the concept by performing a series of steps designed to simulate radioactive decay. Pupils use pennies to perform an experiment and gather data....
11:17
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
Who receives that greatest amount of radioactive exposure? After visiting some of the most radioactive places on earth, including Chernobyl and Fukushima, viewers consider the exposure of radiation workers, astronauts, and cancer...
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Radiation and Radioactivity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the science of radioactivity! A very thorough video lesson begins with an explanation of the chemical structure of radiation. It includes descriptions of benefits of radioactivity and half-life calculations.
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Nuclear Changes: Radioactive Decay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do atoms break down? Scholars learn about radioactive decay as part of the larger Chemistry PowerPoints series. They differentiate between fission and fusion and alpha or beta particles, as well as gamma rays. Diagrams show how atoms...
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What are Radioactive Isotopes (Radionuclides)

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Radioactivity Quiz

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this radioactivity quiz worksheet, learners complete a 10 question true/false quiz. Quiz is also available as a student handout and Powerpoint presentation. 
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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...

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