This download includes a 21-slide Power point presentation, student notes page, practice sheet on writing and balancing nuclear equations, fact sheet on nuclear fission and fusion, and a diagram for students to complete comparing fission vs fusion.
Your students will learn how to write and interpret nuclear symbols and hyphen notation, how to write and balance nuclear equations, and understand the facts distinguishing nuclear fission and fusion.
Use the power point presentation to introduce/review nuclear symbols, how to determine numbers of protons and neutrons from the symbol, and how to interpret hyphen notations. It also gives instructions on how to balance nuclear equations while providing practice on-screen. The student note-page is for the students to complete as they view the presentation. Afterwards it will be a set of notes for them to glue into their journal, or keep in their notebook.
A practice sheet is included so the students can complete some equations on their own. This can be done in class or assigned as homework.
The nuclear fission/fusion fact sheet is for students to use in order to learn more about this subject. After reading the sheet, the students will complete a Venn diagram comparing the facts about nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. This can be done in their journal, or use the template provided.
All answer keys are provided, along with teacher notes.
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