It's Elementary: Atomic Science

Year 9 Science

All matter is made of atoms that are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms (ACSSU177).

Atoms make up everything. The geological formations that contain oil and gas also consist of naturally occurring radioactive materials. Elements are combined to create compounds, such as steel, which is a major output of the resources sector.

The following resources may be used as a mini-unit on the topic indicated above with some additional scaffolding, structure and differentiation for each individual classroom, or can be used as standalone resources to assist with providing the minerals and energy context within the designated content descriptors.

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