Green glow of radiation

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


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Coming into contact with a large dose of radiation is known to be hazardous. But will it make you light up like a car dashboard at night? Some anecdotes that will engage the students to learn about radioactivity while dispelling a few myths.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-16CW) explains how models, theories and laws about matter have been refined as new scientific evidence becomes available

Australian curriculum content descriptions

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

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE160) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Radioactivity, Gamma rays, Radium
File type:
ABC - Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Resource ID: a5f090bf-f504-4993-9b8c-32fc91fbe619