• Chapter 22 – The Nuclear Atom

     

    When students have completed this lesson they will find out:

    • About the structure of atoms
    • Evidence for the nuclear model of the atom
    • The composition of the nucleus
    • How to represent nuclides in the form
    • The meaning of the term “isotope”
     
    Chapter 23 – Radioactivity
     
    When students have completed this lesson they will find out: 
    • About the background of artificial radiation
    • How radiation is detected
    • The nature of alpha, beta, and gamma radiations
    • How to interpret nuclear equations that represent decay
    • How radiation behaves in electric and magnetic fields
    • About the ionizing and penetrating behavior of radiation
    • How to calculate radioactive half-life
    • How radioactive substances are used