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Inquiries in Science®: Simulating Nuclear Transformations Kit

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Grades 9–12. Students explore radioactive decay, half-life, archeological dating, radioisotopes, and how and where radiation is found in everyday life. They model half-life determination methods, observe the vapor trails of radiation passing through a cloud chamber, and estimate their annual radiation exposure. To cap off the learning, students practice dating an organic artifact by studying the decay of a simulated radioisotope. Kit includes materials for at least 30 students working in groups.

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$171.50

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  • Write nuclear equations for spontaneous nuclear decay and induced nuclear reactions
  • Measure half-life using a unique apparatus
  • Help students meet the Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectation HS-PS1-8: Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay

Grades 9–12. With this guided-inquiry kit, students explore radioactive decay, half-life, archeological dating, radioisotopes, and how and where radiation is found in their everyday lives. Students plot and determine the half-life of a simulated radioactive element. They then model half-life determination methods, observe the vapor trails of radiation passing through a cloud chamber, and estimate their annual radiation exposure. Finally, students practice dating an organic artifact by studying the decay of a simulated radioisotope. Kit includes enough materials for at least 30 students working in groups. Receive a FREE digital teacher’s manual and student guide with kit purchase.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

 

Kit contains materials for 30 students working in 10 groups of 3.

Components Qty Included?
Plastic Tubes (1 x 12”) 10 Included
Pipets 12 Included
Rubber Stopper, One-Hole, 1 lb 1 Included
Plastic Bags 15 Included
Red Beads 200 Included
White Beads 800 Included
Yellow Beads 300 Included
Black Beads 800 Included
Isopropanol, 30 mL 1 Included
Cotton Balls 12 Included
Plastic Box 1 Included
Adhesive Felt Pads 16 Included
Foam Tray 1 Included
Forceps 1 Included
Gas Lantern Mantle 1 Included
LED 1 Included
Teacher’s Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 250 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not Included
Universal Clamps 10 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatches or Timers 10 Needed, Not Included
Paper Clips 10 Needed, Not Included
Pair of Insulated Gloves 1 Needed, Not Included
Pair of Disposable Gloves 1 Needed, Not Included
Block of Dry Ice (4 x 4”) 1 Needed, Not Included
Rubber Band 1 Needed, Not Included
Bottles of Food Coloring 10 Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
Calculators 10 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 10 Needed, Not Included
Graph Paper (or graphing program) Needed, Not Included
Labels Needed, Not Included
Balance, 0.1-g Sensitivity (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included


Inquiries in Science Series

Inquiries in Science® Series Kits

Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.


Improve Student Achievement

Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:

  • Consider a real-world question or problem
  • Plan and conduct an investigation and gather data
  • Understand the science concept by analyzing data and communicating findings
  • Apply their findings to the original real-world question or problem and master the science concept

Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.

Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).


Inquiries in Science® Components

  • Kit—Includes lab supplies (enough for at least 30 students working in groups) plus teacher's manual.
  • Kit Refill—Replenishes consumed materials
  • Multi Class Equipment Set—Includes extra lab supplies so you can use the kit in 1 additional class section per day. Note: You'll also need to order an extra kit refill for each additional class section. For example, to teach the same Inquiries in Science® kit in 3 biology sections on the same day, purchase 1 kit, 2 kit refills, and 2 multi class equipment sets.
  • Digital Teacher's Manual—FREE with kit purchase

Correlations to State Standards

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