This activity compliments the teacher’s lesson on half-lives of radioisotopes.
This activity compliments the teacher’s lesson on the atom. In the basic version, students learn about the atom, its structure, the particles. They will also learn how to calculate the atomic mass and find the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons. In the advanced version, students learn about isotopes and ions.
Students imagine the scene at Trinity through a variety of creative writing assignments.
Students engage with primary resources to form opinions on the decision to drop the bomb.
Using M&Ms candies, this exercise will demonstrate the process of radioactive decay and its uses for determining the age of a substance. Submitted by James Rathjen.
Using radiation sensors and a variety of safe radiation sources, students will build an understanding of alpha radiation and the inverse-square law as well as reinforcing important lab skills. Submitted by Andrew Angle.
Students learn the basics of nuclear fission and explore its uses from the Manhattan Project onward. They are then asked to take sides on whether or not this technology has been a positive or negative development. Submitted by Jeff Gorum.
Students are introduced to the explosion of the bomb through crafts.
Students are introduced to the idea and structure of an atom with an engaging craft project.