Chapter 22: Subatomic Physics

The Nucleus

Explore the structure of matter on this interactive site.

http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/matter/index.html

(Objective: Identify the properties of the nucleus of an atom.)

Here you’ll find numerous links to information and experiments having to do with nuclear science – including how to make nuclei from marshmallows.

http://www.lbl.gov/abc/index.html

http://www.lbl.gov/abc/index.html

(Objective: Identify the properties of the nucleus of an atom.)

 

Nuclear Decay

Watch beta decay happen before your very eyes!

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/beta-decay

(Objective: Describe the three modes of nuclear decay.)

And then watch alpha decay, too!

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/alpha-decay

(Objective: Describe the three modes of nuclear decay.)

The first link below takes to you a description and video of the Radioactive Orchestra project. The second takes you to the orchestra site, where you can make music of your own with radioactive isotopes.

http://www.physics.org/featuredetail.asp?id=63

(Objective: Describe the three modes of nuclear decay.)

http://www.nuclear.kth.se/radioactiveorchestra/

(Objective: Describe the three modes of nuclear decay.)

Nuclear Reactions

Everything you may have ever wanted to know about fusion…and then some.

http://ippex.pppl.gov/fusion/

http://ippex.pppl.gov/fusion/

(Objective: Distinguish between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.)

Get up close and personal with a nuclear fission reaction.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/interact/getclose.html

(Objective: Distinguish between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.)

A nuclear fission simulation.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/nuclear-fission

(Objective: Distinguish between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.)

Particle Physics

The Particle Adventure takes you on an exciting interactive tour of all things particle related.

http://particleadventure.org/

http://particleadventure.org/

(Objective: Identify the elementary particles that make up matter.)

Explore the secrets of the SLAC National Accelorator Laboratory through this virtual visitor center

http://www6.slac.stanford.edu/ExploringSLACScience.aspx

http://www6.slac.stanford.edu/ExploringSLACScience.aspx

(Objective: Identify the elementary particles that make up matter.)