Alpha/Beta Emission Simulation1) You will need 14 large marshmallows, 1 cotton swab, black and red permanent marker, glue and clear container large w/lid enough to hold the marshmallows2) You will be constructing the nucleus of a nitrogen atom with the marshmallows being the protons and neutrons. * add large + signs on the flat ends of 8 marshmallows using the black maker - these are the protons * leave 6 marshmallows unmarked - these are the neutrons * cut off the end of the cotton swab just where the cotton ends on the stick. Add a negative to this with the red maker - this will be the beta particle * make a hole in one of the protons, insert the "beta particle" into the hole - turning the proton into a neutron (+)
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