ERIC Number: ED259887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Nuclear Experiments You Can Do...from Edison.
Benrey, Ronald M.
This booklet discusses some of the basic facts about nuclear energy and provides eight experiments related to these facts. The experiments (which include lists of materials needed and procedures used) involve: (1) an oil-drop model of a splitting atom; (2) a domino model of a chain reaction; (3) observing radioactivity with an electroscope; (4) observing radioactivity by radiography; (5) observing radioactivity with a cloud chamber; (6) a model nuclear power plant steam turbine; (7) demonstrating how radioactivity can be shielded; and (8) building a Geiger counter (a class project). Information on obtaining inexpensive, low-level radioactive sources used in the experiments is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Projects, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 ($.75 each; 3 for $2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas Alva Edison Foundation, Southfield, MI.