Nuclear Equations

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Key takeaways
An understanding of what is happening in the nucleus when an atom undergoes radioactive decay.
Equation practice for alpha decay and beta decay and how this changes the mass and atomic number of an atom.
Explanations and further equation practice of decays involving gamma decay as a form of electromagnetic radiation.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Nuclear equations are used to describe how a nucleus changed into a new element. In this class, students will gain a better understanding of what happens to a nucleus when an atom undergoes radioactive decay. Students will also be guided through explanations as well as practice related to decay. This class is aimed at those studying physics at the GCSE or equivalent level who want to feel confident on nuclear energy and equations!

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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 9-11 or S3-S5 studying Physics at GCSE or equivalent level. 

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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