Learn Nuclear Science With Marbles is a curriculum for grades 7-12 science teachers that uses a marble model nucleus* to provide an interactive learning experience. The Marble Nuclei Project is co-sponsored by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). This curriculum was highlighted in The Physics Teacher (Feb 18 2010).
This curriculum was recently updated to include:
- NEW activities and a heavily-expanded fragmentation box section
- NEW lesson sections with advanced topics that had been requested by teachers
- Improved instructions for building your own fragmentation boxes
- Accompanying Powerpoint presentation (see Guided Lesson)
*According to the teacher’s guide for these lessons, you will need colored magnetic marbles (www.cynmar.com): 12 yellow, 12 green, 1 blue, 1 pink and two 5/8’’ neodymium sphere magnets (www.kjmagnetics.com).