Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED-Ed Originals

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed original? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

Contributor_small
Eugene Uymatiao

Animator
Imuvh4z3ol35lisqzyat
Steve Weatherell

Educator

Share

Additional Resources for you to Explore

The Voyager spacecraft uses radioactive elements for power. Research where it presently is, how the batteries work, and when they will probably run out. http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/

What happened at Fukushima in March 2011? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12726591

Listen to this AstronomyCast podcast: http://www.astronomycast.com/2012/06/ep-263-radioactive-decay/

On YouTube, there are many related videos from excellent channels:

Sixty Symbols

Veritasium

Engineer Guy

Teded-square-logo
TED-Ed
Lesson Creator
New York, NY