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An Atomic Assault: A "Nuclear Chemistry" Unit (PBL) for High School Chemistry
A father is accused of assault with a radioactive substance. To go forward with a criminal case, investigators need to know what substance was used. Students will study radiation, radioactive decay, and half-life to determine what radioactive substance was used.
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Both the classroom version and the distance learning version follow the outline below. In the distance learning option, the case is presented using readings and videos.
The student understands the basic processes of nuclear chemistry. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the characteristics of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation;
(B) describe radioactive decay process in terms of balanced nuclear equations; and
(C) explain half-life
(D) compare fission and fusion.
NGSS - HS-PS1-8 Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.
Time: 6 days
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Alpha Decay
Day 3: Beta Decay
Day 4: Gamma Radiation
Day 5: Fission/ Fusion and Half-life
Day 6: Summary and Review
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