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Carolina ChemKits®: Radioactive Decay and Half-Life Simulations

Item # 840715 Exclusive

Grades 9–12. Strengthen students’ grasp of nuclear decay and half-lives with this 3-activity kit. Students simulate radioactive decay using both multi-faced cubes and water flow. They graph their data and determine the half-life of both “radioactive” samples. Students then perform a radioactive decay series simulation of a “newly discovered” radioisotope from an unstable nucleus to a stable nucleus. Activities require about 2 hr of class time. Enough kit materials for 10 student groups.

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$59.80

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  • Perform radioactive decay simulations to determine half-lives
  • Simulate a decay series of a “newly discovered” isotope
  • Construct and use graphs to determine the half-life of a sample
  • Write and balance nuclear equations
  • Use manipulatives and simulations to understand the process of nuclear decay

Grades 9–12. Strengthen students’ grasp of nuclear decay and half-lives with this 3-activity kit. Students simulate radioactive decay using both multi-faced cubes and water flow. They graph their data and determine the half-life of both “radioactive” samples. Students then perform a radioactive decay series simulation of a “newly discovered” radioisotope from an unstable nucleus to a stable nucleus. The card set for this activity allows students to mimic alpha, beta, gamma, and positron decay as their isotope forms daughter nuclei. The activities in this kit require approximately 2 hours of classroom time; however, the 3 activities can be completed on separate days if necessary. Kit materials are sufficient for a class of 10 groups of students, with no more than 4 students per group.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
Plastic Tubes, 1 x 12" 10 Included
Pipets 12 Included
Rubber Stoppers, #5.5, 1 Hole, 1 lb 1 Included
Cotton Balls 10 Included
Cubes 500 Included
Radioisotope Card Sets 10 Included
Radioactive Decay Card Sets 10 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Paper Clips 10 Needed, Not Included
Periodic Tables 30 Needed, Not Included
Beakers, 250 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Stopwatches or Timers 10 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 10 Needed, Not Included
Ring Stands 10 Needed, Not Included
Universal Clamps 10 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 10 Needed, Not Included
Graph Paper or Graphing Software Needed, Not Included
Tap Water Needed, Not Included
Food Coloring (optional) Needed, Not Included
Calculators (optional) Needed, Not Included
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