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24.2: Nuclear Notation

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

  • The students will state the information contained in the atomic number of a nucleus.
  • The students will state the information contained in the mass number of a nucleus.
  • The students will subtract the atomic number from the mass number to determine the number of neutrons in a nucleus.
  • Students will read and write complete nuclear symbols (know the structure of the symbols and understand the information contained in them).

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Nuclear Notation 1.0 11c

Activities for Lesson 2

Laboratory Activities

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1. Nuclear Notation Worksheet

Extra Readings

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Answers for Nuclear Notation (L2) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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Aug 18, 2012

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Sep 03, 2015
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