ER2: Isotopes

We'll check for credit, and discuss selected isotopes

Iran and "The Bomb"

Having studied the article, consider the following questions:
  • What is "enriched uranium"?
  • What do neutrons have to do with the story?
  • What is "nuclear waste reprocessing"?
  • What would constitute evidence that a country was pursuing nuclear weapon development?

Decay Chain: The Game

Instructions provided in class! The concept is to start your life as a radioactive Uranium-238 isotope and see how long it will take you to decay into the stable isotope, Lead-206. There is an element of chance and an element of strategy involved.