Nuclear Change: Radiation, Radioactivity, Decay, and Half-Lives

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* ActivBoard and chalkboard

* Representative AP Problems

* Representative AP Problems

* Pre - Read / Outline Sections 30.3-30.5

* Post - Representative problems from textbook

* Post - Representative problems from textbook