Instructional Video

Radiation and Radioactive Decay

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

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 nuclear equations. This is the final lesson in a series of 15 videos.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video after each slide to ask and answer clarifying questions
Classroom Considerations
  • Builds on the concepts from the previous lesson in the series
  • Learners must have a solid understanding of the chemistry of an atom
  • Includes several examples that allow for practice during the video
  • Incorporates real-life examples to add relevance to the topic
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