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Curriki High School Physics Collection

HS-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions

HS-PS1-8 Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

Student Resources

Student Resources

Collection of learning resources for students aligned with Next Generation Science Standard HS-PS1-8.

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Interactive exploratory video on radioactive elements, radioactive decay, and behavior of atomic nuclei.
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Nuclear Fission

by Lani deGuia

Interactive simulation that includes the following sample learning goals: Describe how a neutron can give energy to a nucleus and cause it to fission. •Explain the byproducts of a fission event. •Explain how a chain reaction works, and describe the requirements for a sustained chain reaction large enough to make a bomb. •Explain how a nuclear reactor works and how control rods can be used to slow down the reaction.
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The Process Of Fission

by Marshall Cavendish

Provided by Marshall Cavendish. Citation: "Fission." How It Works. Marshall Cavendish Digital. 2009. 21 July 2009
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New York Times feature article from Dec 3, 2014 by Veronique Greenwood that discusses occupational health and safety practices (or, more accurately, the lack thereof) at the Marie Curie Radium Institute in Paris, and the history of the research chemist and physicist assistants under Curie's employ, with a special focus on Marguerite Perey, and their work with radioactivity and cancer medicine research.
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Isotopes

by Lani deGuia

Interactive activity on isotopes and nuclear stability.
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Radiocarbon Dating

by Lani deGuia

Simulation on radioactive decay and carbon dating.
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