What do fission, fusion, and radioactive decay have in common? Students will discover how those terms change the composition of the nucleus within an atom when energy is released during this lesson.

Learning Objectives

(NGSS-HS-PS1-8 Matter and its Interactions) Students will develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

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