Overview 3 | Provides a timeline of discoveries | |||

Theory 1 | Explains alpha scattering | Outlines Rutherford’s interpretation | View the demonstration | Analyse its importance |

Theory 2 | Outlines the atom | Explains isotopes | Introduces use of symbols for elements | Explains mass number and atomic number |

Theory 3 | Provides table of comparison for Alpha, beta gamma | Details ionising & penetrating abilities | Outlines nature of the radiations | |

Theory 4 | Explains Decay series |
Diagram of series |
Demonstrates series | |

Theory 5 | Law of decay | Demonstration of decay | Meaning of activity | Introduction to half-life |

Theory 6 | Explains Half-life | Diagram | How to measure | Sample values |

Theory 7 | Explains Geiger counter | Diagram | How to set it up | Possible errors |

Theory 8 | Context of C14 Dating | Concept of C14 Dating | Formation of Carbon | Calculation of age |

Theory 9 | Demonstration of Fission |
Concept of Fission | Discovery |
Applications |

Theory 10 | Concept of chain reaction |
Difficulties |
Atom bomb | Natural fission reactor |

Theory 11 | Potential of nuclear energy | How much energy | Nuclear waste | Classification of waste |

Theory 12 | Concept of Reactors | Components of reactors | Operation of reactors | Exposure |

Theory 13 | Concept of fusion | Attractions | Difficulties | Current research |

Uses 1 | Gives over of uses | Outlines some uses |
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Uses 2 | Gives medical applications | Introduces Nuclear medicine | Explains detectors and imagers | Monitoring of user safety |

Uses 3 | Energy from Fusion | Energy from Fission | Energy from radioactivity | |

Dangers 1 | Type of risk | Scale of risk | Nuclear fallout | Precautions |

Dangers 2 | Chernobyl | What happened | Why it happened | What consequences |

Dangers 3 | Advantages | Disadvantages | Risk of accidents | |

Resources | Teacher Guidelines | Content Grid | Glossary | Web links |

Exercises | Site Map |