ERIC Number: EJ1156508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Nuclear Science and Society: Social Inclusion through Scientific Education
Levy, Denise S.
Physics Education, v52 n6 Article 064003 Nov 2017
This article presents a web-based educational project focused on the potential value of Information and Communication Technology to enhance communication and education on nuclear science throughout Brazil. The project is designed to provide trustworthy information about the beneficial uses of nuclear technology, educating children and teenagers, as well as their parents and teachers, demystifying paradigms and combating misinformation. Making use of a range of interactive activities, the website presents short courses and curiosities, with different themes that comprise the several aspects of the beneficial applications of nuclear science. The intention of the many interactive activities is to encourage research and to enhance learning opportunities through a self-learning universe where the target public is introduced to the basic concepts of nuclear physics, such as nuclides and isotopes, atomic interactions, radioactive decay, biological effects of radiation, nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, nuclear reactors, nuclear medicine, radioactive dating methods and natural occurring radiation, among other ideas and concepts in nuclear physics. Democratization of scientific education can inspire new thoughts, stimulate development and encourage scientific and technological researches.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuclear Physics, Science and Society, Science Education, Information Technology, Nuclear Energy, Technology, Web Sites, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Dissemination, Misconceptions, Online Courses, Independent Study, Mass Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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