Alpha Decay investigations A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines.


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Title Alpha Decay investigations
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.
Subject Chemistry, Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords alpha, decay, inquiry, phet
Simulation(s) Alpha Decay


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET
Date submitted 4/29/12
Date updated 5/4/17