HS-PS1-8: Fission, Fusion, and Radioactive Decay 

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. (Energy and Matter)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on simple qualitative models, such as pictures or diagrams, and on the scale of energy released in nuclear processes relative to other kinds of transformations.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative calculation of energy released. Assessment is limited to alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive decays.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.C: Nuclear Processes

Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Nuclear processes
Nucleus
- Neutrons
- Protons
Atom
Energy and Matter
Fission
Fusion
Radioactive decay


Learning Plans


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