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Nuclear Decay Chain Tile Game

Nuclear Decay Chain Tile Game
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Why pay Flinn's outrageous prices when you can use this for free? The game consists of 29 isotope tiles, using alpha and beta decay to form a single decay chain. Students can work solo, in pairs, or in groups. Students start with Uranium-236 and must place either an alpha particle or beta particle next before placing the daughter isotope formed (ex: Uranium-236, then alpha, followed with Thorium-234), linking isotopes through decay until ending the chain with Lead-206. Works best as a practice activity (i.e. warmup, review, or in class after notes). For long-term storage, laminate the cut-outs. Virginia SOL standards: Chemistry, CH 2.b (investigations of isotopes, half-life, and radioactive decay).

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30 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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