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Nuclear Science Week  – October19-23
Nuclear Science Week – October19-23

What is Nuclear Science Week? The Smithsonian Affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History founded this nationally recognized, weeklong celebration in 2010. Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is…

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Energy Action Game
Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will purchase utilities, pay for electricity, buy modifications for…

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Modeling Atoms : Mini – Rutherford
Modeling Atoms : Mini – Rutherford

Description: With the Mini-Rutherford Activity, students deduce shapes and sizes of unseen objects by tracking the movements of objects they can see, in relation to the unseen object.…

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Making Atoms Visible : Cloud Chamber
Making Atoms Visible : Cloud Chamber

Description: Allow students to visualize and understand ionizing radiation. Grade Level: 5-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI, NGSS): 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS4-2, HS-PS4-5 Time for Teacher Preparation: 30-60…

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Making Atoms Visible : Autoradiographs
Making Atoms Visible : Autoradiographs

Description: With the Autoradiograph activity, students gain a better understanding of the different types of radiation, alpha, beta, and gamma. This is a way that students can detect…

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Making Atoms Visible : Electroscope
Making Atoms Visible : Electroscope

Description: Easily create an electroscope to detect static electricity and radiation. Grade Level 5-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI, NGSS) 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS4-2, HS-PS4-5 Time for Teacher…

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Irradiated Salt Demonstration
Irradiated Salt Demonstration

Materials: Table salt (NaCl) that has been irradiated with at least 180,000 RADs of gamma radiation. (Keep in DARK container or protected from light until ready to perform…

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Half-Life : Paper, M&M’s, Pennies, or Puzzle Pieces
Half-Life : Paper, M&M’s, Pennies, or Puzzle Pieces

Description: With the Half-Life Laboratory, students gain a better understanding of radioactive dating and half-lives. Students are able to visualize and model what is meant by the half-life…

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Half-Life : Licorice
Half-Life : Licorice

Description: With the Half-Life Laboratory, students gain a better understanding of radioactive dating and half-lives. Students are able to visualize and model what is meant by the half-life…

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Measuring and Units : Is it Radioactive?
Measuring and Units : Is it Radioactive?

With the Measuring Laboratory, students gain a better understanding of radioactivity and radiation. Students are able to visualize what is meant by radiation and background radiation. Grade Level…

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