Science - Chemistry
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.
Atomic Absorption and Emission
Take a look at the atomic spectra and locate various elements in this interactive.
Chemistry OER Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
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).
General Chemistry Online
Tutorials, notes, glossaries, quizzes, and more.
Nuclear Decay Simulator
This interactive allows you to look at how the number of radioactive isotopes present change over time.
This PBS site about nuclear power provides useful maps, charts, text, and graphics.
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.
The ABC's of Nuclear Science
Learn about radioactivity, fission, fusion, and structure of the atomic nucleus.
The Virtual Nuclear Tourist
Not only can you tour nuclear power plants around the world, but the site offers and incredible amount of information on nuclear energy.
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