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ERIC Number: EJ1107088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Beyond Detection: Nuclear Physics with a Webcam in an Educational Setting
Pallone, A.; Barnes, P.
Physics Education, v51 n5 Article 054001 Sep 2016
Basic understanding of nuclear science enhances our daily-life experience in many areas, such as the environment, medicine, electric power generation, and even politics. Yet typical school curricula do not provide for experiments that explore the topic. We present a means by which educators can use the ubiquitous webcam and inexpensive sources of radiation to lead their students in a quantitative exploration of radioactivity, radiation, and the applications of nuclear physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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