Nuclear Science – Requirement 2

Atoms and Particles – Do the following:

  1. Tell the meaning of the following: atom, nucleus, proton, neutron, electron, quark, isotope; alpha particle, beta particle, gamma ray, X-ray; ionization, radioactivity, and radioisotope. A glossary can be found here.
  2. Choose an element from the periodic table. Construct 3-D models for the atoms of three isotopes of this element, showing neutrons, protons, and electrons. Use the three models to explain the difference between atomic number and mass number and the difference between the quark structure of a neutron and a proton.

The Standard Model of Particle Physics – VIDEO

The Inner Electrons View of the Standard Model – VIDEO

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements –