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|School / Organization||PhET|
|Title||Alpha Decay investigations|
|Keywords||phet, inquiry, decay, alpha, random|
|Description||This is a guided-inquiry lab that could be used as homework or with a substitute in either chemistry or physics. Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Explain alpha decay process.Explain what half-life means in terms of single particles and larger samples.|
|Level||High School, Undergraduate - Intro|
|Type||Concept Questions, Lab|
|Science as Inquiry - A|
|Physical Science - B|
|Life Science - C|
|Earth & Space Science - D|
|Science & Technology - E|
|Science in Personal and Social Perspective - F|
|History and Nature of Science - G|
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