Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

6-20-2016

Abstract

The purpose of this model is to simulate the decay of radioactive nuclei to the stable isotope Lead-206. First and foremost, the model is designed to illustrate the concept of a half-life, which is the amount of time it takes for half a given quality of nuclei to decay to the next nuclei. In addition it also demonstrates that different radioisotopes have different half-lives than one another, and that the mass is conserved in nuclear reactions but not necessarily the number of protons, neutrons, or nuclei.

CP_Radioactive Decay.pdf (625 kB)
classroom presentation

Radioactive Decay.nlogo (14 kB)
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RyanCaseJaysonPritchard.zip (1 kB)
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Grade Level

9-12

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