Nuclear Chemistry

Radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, transmutation of elements and isotopes, calculating half lives and radioactive decay. Introduce these concept and more with a video on carbon dating. The show concludes with an explanation of spontaneous fission.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use a KWL chart about radioactivity
  • Create an outline to help with note taking
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of atoms
  • The 38th video in a series of 46
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Great for either a traditional or flipped classroom
  • Includes closed captioning to help pupils understand the material
Cons

  • None