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ERIC Number: EJ943932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Practical Work Using Low-Level Radioactive Materials Available to the Public
Whitcher, Ralph
School Science Review, v92 n341 p65-74 Jun 2011
These notes describe six practical activities for supplementing standard practical work in radioactivity. They are based on a series of workshops given at ASE regional and national conferences by the ASE's Safeguards in Science Committee. The activities, which demonstrate aspects of radioactivity, feature consumer items that happen to be radioactive at a low level. It is an opportunity to show that radioactivity is in some materials we can all encounter in our lives; low-level radioactivity is not something special or alien. (Contains 18 figures, 1 table, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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