Nuclear Change: Radiation, Radioactivity, Decay, and Half-Lives
UNIT: AP2 Modern Physics
DURATION: 1 period(s)
OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to
* Explain nuclear decay in terms of nuclear forces, and describe the outcome of decay in the emission of particles and high-energy photons in terms of conservation of charge and energy
* Solve problems using E=mc^2 related to nuclear decay to determine missing mass and the resultant kinetic energy of emitted charged particles and photons
ACTIVITIES / PROCEDURES:
* Board presentation with notes and examples
* Multiple representations (graphical and algebraic)
* One-on-one teacher / student instruction during practice session
* Peer teaching / collaboration during practice session
* Class discussion with inquiry method
ASSESSMENT:
* Monitor proficiency during practice session
* Call on students at random or with emphasis on students who may need assistance
* Assign pre-class problem(s) on next day after practice / reflection homework assignment
MATERIALS:
* ActivBoard and chalkboard
* Representative AP Problems
HOMEWORK:
* Pre - Read / Outline Sections 30.3-30.5
* Post - Representative problems from textbook