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. 

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



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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)


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