This product introduces radioactive decay via an informative PowerPoint show, accompanying student guided note page, card sort activity, graphic organizer, warm-ups, exit tickets, and quiz.
Included in this download:
- 54-slide PowerPoint presentation
- 3-page guided notes for students with answer key
- Student graphic organizer for Types of Radioactivity with answer key
- Card Sort activity to review concepts
- Warm up questions for beginning class
- Exit ticket questions for critical thinking
- Quiz based on the power point presentation
The slide show includes a review of atomic structure and introduces radioactive decay. Have students follow along with the PowerPoint and fill in the worksheet as they go. This will give them a good set of notes on the subject.
Topics covered in the PowerPoint:
- Review of atomic structure
- Isotopes and Neutrons
- Nuclear Forces, electrostatic repulsion, and stable ratio
- Radioactive decay: alpha particles, Beta particles, Gamma rays, positron emission, electron capture
- Human exposure to radioactivity
- Uses of radioactivity: national defense, medical field, energy, radioactive dating
- Detecting radioactivity: film badge, Geiger Muller counter, scintillation counter
The graphic organizer should be completed during the slide show. The last slide provides three links to websites for more information on radioactivity.
The card sort is for groups of 2-4 students to complete at their desk as a review of the information and to spark discussion.
The warm-up questions can be listed on the board to begin class.
The exit ticket questions are critical thinking questions which can be completed at the end of class, or use them as a mini-quiz.
The quiz is brief, but covers the basic knowledge from the power point.
All answer keys are provided, along with teacher suggestions.
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