Target audience: year 10 physics
Nuclear physics is a collection of three SPICE sequences: Radiation, Atomic structure and Nuclear energy.
This sequence raises issues related to nuclear physics such as uranium mining and medical uses of radioisotopes. It contains seven resources: Mines to medicine; Nuclear radiation; Investigating radiation intensity; Nuclear decay simulation; Medical uses of radioisotopes; Problem solving using radioisotopes; and Smoke detector.
This sequence takes a detailed look at concepts relating to the structure of the atom and radioactivity. It contains five resources: Atom builder; Decay chains; Radioisotopes in research; Chain reaction; and Fission and fusion.
The last of three sequences on nuclear physics looks at nuclear energy and how a nuclear power station operates. It includes information on the ITER fusion reactor and consideration of how the world’s energy needs are met. It contains three resources: Nuclear safety; Investigating nuclear energy; and Fusion power.