GAVS Physics AB Course Resources

Module 11: Nuclear Physics

Instructor Information

Emily Kroutil


Phone: 470-238-8663 (voicemail)

The resources in this newsletter are in addition to those found in MODULE 11: Nuclear Physics of your course content. You should first go through the content and complete the quizzes and activities. These resources are to supplement your understanding of the concepts. Please contact me if you have questions! In physics, it is essential that you understand these concepts before moving on.


QUIZ: Nuclear Physics

  • Do NOT start the quiz until you've completed the content on pages 1-5 in the Nuclear Physics Module

LAB: Half-Life

  • You will need M&Ms. Skittles would also work.
  • You will need to turn in your data table, graph, and answers to the questions. You DO NOT need to write a lab report.
  • For your graph, your INDEPENDENT (Number of Half-Lives) variable goes on the x-axis and your DEPENDENT (Percent Activity) variable goes on the y-axis.

DISCUSSION: Nuclear Fusion

  • Make sure you answer ALL questions in the prompt AND respond to two classmates.
  • You will only earn a maximum of 70% if you do not thoughtfully respond to two classmates.

TEST: Nuclear Physics

Additional Resources

Nuclear Physics Study Guide

Nuclear Physics Study Guide - I used this with my face to face classes
Nuclear Physics PowerPoint - I used this with my face to face classes
Half Life Calculations Part 1 (easy way)
Half Life Calculations Part 2 (easy way)
Half Life Calculations Part 3 (easy way)