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Standard 2
Students will understand the relationship between energy changes in the atom specific to the movement of electrons between energy levels in an atom resulting in the emission or absorption of quantum energy. They will also understand that the emission of high-energy particles results from nuclear changes and that matter can be converted to energy during nuclear reactions.
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  • Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise: An Analogy to
    This lesson is the third in a three part series about the nucleus, isotopes, and radioactive decay. Students will be asked to consider the case of when Frosty the Snowman met his demise (began to melt).
  • Radioactive Decay: A Sweet Simulation of a Half-li
    This is the second in a three-part series about isotopes, radioactive decay, and the nucleus. In this lesson, students will simulate radioactive decay using small candies.
  • Splitting the Atom
    The purpose of this lesson is to use the Internet to research the history of the splitting of the atom. Students will use their research to make a presentation on an aspect of that topic.

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