Up Atomic Structure Nuclear Radiation Background radiation Radioactive Decay Half-life Uses of radiation Fission and fusion Life cycle of a star

 

                                                

 

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Radioactivity

 

 

 

A nucleus decaying.

 

 

 

 

The radioactivity module covers work on atomic structure, sources, uses and dangers of radioactivity.  Students learn how to solve numerical problems involving half-lives, and complete equations for fission events, fusion events and decay events.  Students then explore these ideas further in the context of stellar life cycles.

 

 

Details of the content and teaching order can be seen below.

 

 

 

Lesson

Learning Outcomes

Notes

1 - Structure of the atom

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

2 - Nuclear Radiation

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

3 - Background Radiation

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

 

4 - Radioactive Decay

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

 

5 - Half-life

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

 

6 - Uses of radiation

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

 

7 - Fission and Fusion

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to

 

8 - Life cycle of a star

  • Know that

  • Know that

  • Be able to