This topic does not lend itself to much practical work; there are a few analogue demonstrations which can be valuable.
Starting from the pattern of stability, this section looks at forces in the nucleus and the idea of binding energy.
There are two cataclysmic possibilities for rearrangements of nuclei that result in a movement towards a lower-energy, more...
Students need to move beyond the idea that nuclear changes are represented solely by alpha, beta and gamma decay. There are...
In this episode, you can look at the different features of the core of a nuclear reactor, and explain its operation using your...
This episode discusses: mass defect and atomic mass units; and, fission and fusion linked to binding energy. And is...
The speedy steel plate: One of the fastest moving man-made objects ever detected was a manhole cover. As a result of the...
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