ERIC Number: EJ1156498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Ionizing Radiation Measurements Using Low Cost Instruments for Teaching in College or High-School in Brazil
Silva, M. C.; Vilela, D. C.; Migoto, V. G.; Gomes, M. P.; Martin, I. M.; Germano, J. S. E.
Physics Education, v52 n6 Article 064004 Nov 2017
Ionizing radiation one of modern physics experimental teaching in colleges and high school can be easily implemented today due to low coasts of detectors and also electronic circuits and data acquisition interfaces. First it is interesting to show to young's students what is ionizing radiation and from where they appears near ground level? How it is possible to measure these radiations and how to check intensities variation during day, night, dry and wet periods in the same school? For increasing interest and stimulation in others students how to proceed in making the graphics of the ionizing radiation and presenting him in real time using Web internet facilities? Many others facilities like calibration of the detector using low intensities radioactive ionizing radiation sources, make comparison of the measurements and discussions of the results should be possible between many groups of students from several schools in the region of Brazil. This paper presents the experimental procedures including detectors and associated electronic including data acquisition, graphics elaboration and Web internet procedures to discuss and exchanging data measurements from several schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Radiation, Physics, Laboratory Equipment, Educational Technology, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Measurement Equipment, Measurement Techniques, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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