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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.

Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources

Collection of instructional resources for teachers aligned with Next Generation Science Standard HS-PS1-8.

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Unit from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center which includes three lesson plans on how stars are formed and the relationship with fusion reactions. Students will model the formation of elements in stars.
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Lesson plan for a hands-on experiment where students learn the basics of nuclear power and the energy released in nuclear-powered vessels.
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Simulation and inquiry lab for direct instruction from PhET where students learn about isotopes, fission, and nuclear reactors. A free account is needed to access additional PhET resources. More information can be found at: PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder http://phet.colorado.edu
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Lesson plan for a hands-on experiement teaching the process of radioactive decay from http://www.resa.net/
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