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Inquiries in Science®: Simulating Nuclear Transformations Kit

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