Lesson 08.01: Half-life and Radioactive Decay
·Distinguish between nuclear and chemical reactions. ·Compare and contrast different types of nuclear decay and the properties of the three types of radiation (alpha, beta, and gamma) discussed in the lesson. ·Be able to predict the isotope or radiation produced by a nuclear decay reaction when the other product is given. ·Describe and make predictions regarding half-life, including using a graph or set of data to determine the half-life of a substance. ·Discuss some real-world examples of radiation and some of the ways that society uses this radiation (honors).
Lesson 08.02: Fission and Fusion
·Identify and describe the characteristics of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. ·Compare and contrast fission and fusion in terms of the type of reactants, safety, reaction conditions, and products produced. Lesson 08.03: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources
·Describe and compare different types of renewable and nonrenewable resources in terms of availability, cost, current use, pollution, and other properties. These resources include: oil, coal, nuclear power, natural gas, solar power, wind power, hydropower, geothermal power, and biofuel.
Lesson 08.04: Energy and Society
·Discuss negative impacts that society’s use of resources has had on the environment. ·Discuss ways in which we have used technology to help minimize some of the negative impacts we have had on the environment. ·Evaluate and compare the advantages and disadvantages of different renewable and nonrenewable energy resources including cost, environmental effects, and availability.
Lesson 08.05: Carbon Chemistry
·Define and compare inorganic and organic chemistry. ·Compare diamonds and graphite in terms of bonding and properties. ·Describe the properties of the carbon atom that allow it to form such a wide variety of compounds. ·Identify the basic steps in the carbon cycle.
·Describe and identify the functional groups and properties associated with the following categories of organic compounds: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, amines, ketones, aldehydes, amides, carboxylic acids, esters, carbohydrates, and polymers. ·Compare alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes (honors).
·Name simple alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes by following the steps outlined in the lesson (honors). Lesson 08.06: Biochemistry and Technology ·Define biochemistry and biotechnology. ·Identify compounds associated with the field of biochemistry. ·Identify examples of biotechnology. ·Evaluate the impact of biotechnology on the individual, community, and environment.