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100 reviewed resources for uses of radioactive isotopes

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Crash Course: Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Loosely based on the 2012 AP Chemistry curriculum, a series of 46 videos introduces high schoolers to organic chemistry. The videos model how to reason through problems, recognize different organic chemicals, their uses, and use the...
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Ricochet Science: Biology 101 - The Chemical Basis of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce young biologists to basic chemistry concepts with a series of eight informative videos covering the structure of an atom, properties of water, acids, bases and pH, electronegativity, polar bonds, and hydrogen bonds, isotopes,...
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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 Simulations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars simulate radioactive decay and nuclear power using an on line interactive web site. For 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 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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Isotopes and Half-Life: What Are Medical Isotopes?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do medical professionals use radiation without doing more harm than good? Budding nuclear chemists begin their study of all things radioactive with a video from the JFR Science playlist. Topics include differences between isotopes,...
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Isotopes and Atomic Mass

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Some isotopes are unstable, or radioactive, meaning they will decay over time and turn into another isotope or stable element. In the interactive simulation, participants manipulate elements to create isotopes and gather information....
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Isotopes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Altering the subatomic nature of an atom affects its properties. The video illustrates the idea of an isotope using Carbon-12, Carbon-13, and Carbon-14 as examples. 
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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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Radioactive Dating

For Students 9th - 12th
In this radioactive dating instructional activity, high schoolers use their reference guide in their text book to find the half-lives of 4 isotopes. They use a decay chart to help determine the half-lives and age of given bones and...
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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....
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Isotope Rummy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanks to this game, teaching isotopes will never be the same. Physical science scholars work their way toward understanding isotopes in an entertaining game. Pupils play rummy in groups while practicing good sportsmanship and creating...
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Demonstrating the Half-Life of a Radioactive Isotope

For Students 8th - 10th
In this half-life worksheet, students use 100 pennies to simulate radioactive isotopes and half-life. They place the pennies in a box and shake the box. All pennies that turn up tails are removed from the box. They represent the isotopes...
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What Are Isotopes? Chemistry Basics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Use animations to explain the concept of an isotope. Young scholars view a lesson from the Reaction series dedicated to isotopes. They learn what an isotope is and why they are important to complete a great back-to-basics lesson.
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Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Lead your class through the amazing world of isotopes as they investigate the various properties they contain and further understand their respective location on the periodic table. They explore half-lives and radioactivity as each...
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Radiochemistry

For Students 9th - 12th
In this radiochemistry worksheet, students read about how scientists learn more about elements using radioactive isotopes. Students answer three critical thinking questions about the reading and radiochemistry.
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Radioactive Decay and Half-Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how the mass of a radioactive isotope changes with time and the factors that affect the rate of radioactive decay. They write nuclear decay equations to represent natural transmutation. This activity is accomplished...
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Radioactive Isotopes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe an isotope and radioactive isotope in a written essay. They describe how a specific country or region was affected by radioactive contamination and attempt to sympathize with those affected by these radioactive...
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Radioactivity-What is the Nucleus Like?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this radioactivity worksheet, high schoolers answer 40 questions about half life, isotopes, radioactive decay, the uses of radioactivity, nuclear equations and the scientists associated with radioactivity.
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Analyzing Tiny Samples Using a Search for the Beginning Mass Spectrometry

For Students 9th - 12th
Teach the basics of mass spectrometry with a hands-on activity. The fourth in a series of six lessons explores how mass spectrometry measures the ionic composition of an element. Learners then compare and contrast relative abundance and...
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2004 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Radioactive isotopes have a wealth of uses, but their waste may cause some concern. One of four free-response questions challenges learners to devise a waste removal strategy for medical radioactive substances. Other questions address...
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Half-life Worksheet

For Students 11th - 12th
In this half-life worksheet, students determine how long it takes for a 100g sample of AU-198 to decay to 6.25g. Then they determine the half-life of a radioactive isotope if a 500.0g sample decays to 62.5g in 24.3 hours. Students also...
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Radioactivity Experiments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the difference between types of ionizing radiation and how elements are transmuted. They determine that radiation is normal and surrounds us. They calculate the amounts of alpha, beta and gamma radiation emitted from a...
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MASS, MASS – Who Has the MASS? Analyzing Tiny Samples

For Students 9th - 12th
What is it worth to you? A hands-on lesson asks groups to collect weights of different combinations of coins and calculate weighted averages. They use the analysis to understand the concept of an isotope to finish the third lesson in a...