Radioactive Decay

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Be able to describe how beta decay occurs.
Be able to explain what happens to atomic and mass numbers during decay.
Be able to construct nuclear equations.
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

This class covers the different decay mechanisms that occur during radioactive decay of unstable radioactive nuclei. It describes how alpha, beta (-) and beta (+), neutron and gamma radiation affect the atomic structure and why.

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10 and 11.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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