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Nuclear Chemistry Review

This segment recaps the Unit 11, "Nuclear Chemistry," in which students learned about radioactivity, including alpha and beta radiation and gamma rays. They were introduced to nuclear fission and fusion and the energy each can produce. We also visited a Georgia Power nuclear chemistry lab, which measures radiation in the environment.

This segment recaps the Unit 11, "Nuclear Chemistry," in which students learned about radioactivity, including alpha and beta radiation and gamma rays. They were introduced to nuclear fission and fusion and the energy each can produce. We also visited a Georgia Power nuclear chemistry lab, which measures radiation in the environment.

Premiere Date: August 22, 2016 | Runtime: 00:04:59

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Georgia Standards of Excellence

SC1Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the use of the modern atomic theory and periodic law to explain the characteristics of atoms and elements.

SC1.c

Construct an explanation, based on scientific evidence, of the production of elements heavier than hydrogen by nuclear fusion.

SPS4Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the changes in nuclear structure as a result of fission, fusion and radioactive decay.

SPS4.aDevelop a model that illustrates how the nucleus changes as a result of fission and fusion.

SPS4.bUse mathematics and computational thinking to explain the process of half-life as it relates to radioactive decay. (Clarification statement: Limited to calculations that include whole half-lives.)

SPS4.cConstruct arguments based on evidence about the applications, benefits, and problems of nuclear energy as an alternative energy source.

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