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24.5: Nuclear Equations

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

  • The students will give definitions and examples of fission and fusion.
  • The students will classify nuclear reactions as fission or fusion.
  • Given a nuclear equation with one species missing, the student will be able to correctly fill in the missing particle.
  • Students will write balanced equations for nuclear transmutations.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Nuclear Equations 1.5 1f, 11b, 11c

Activities for Lesson 5

Laboratory Activities

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1. Nuclear Equations Worksheet

Extra Readings

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Answers for Nuclear Equations (L5) 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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