A worksheet aimed at either 14-16 or 16+ students that are studying the nature of radioactive decay. The worksheet involves learning about the process of radioactive decay by starting with a highly unstable radioactive element and then working through the products of each subsequent decay. Starting with uranium 238, students fill in 14 separate decay stages (showing mass number, atomic number and name of new element formed) until the stable isotope of lead 206 is formed. The activity provides an excellent way of practising and reinforcing ideas on alpha and beta decay.
A full answer key is included