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Dangers of Radiation Exposure

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Gamma radiation, which is harmful, is useful in treating cancers. In the second lesson in a series of four, young scientists take surveys and calculate their yearly exposure to ionizing radiation. Then they read about how harmful their...
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Solar Kit Lesson # 12 - Calibration Curve for a Radiation Meter

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Scientists need to have mastered algebraic slope-intercept concepts in order for this activity to be effective. They will measure and graph solar panel output as a function of the amount of radiation striking it, discovering that there...
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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What's the difference between radiation and radioactive atoms? See the public share their opinions in an interview-driven video. The narrator discusses alpha and beta particles versus the atoms that can release them and relates this...
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Comparing Graphs of Temperature and Radiation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study plots and use a Live Access Server to generate plots.  In this temperature instructional activity students examine the process of incoming and outgoing radiation. 
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Radiation around Us

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss the types of ionizing radiation and explain Einstein's matter-energy equivalence.  In this investigative lesson students interpret equations and recognize the significance of scientists contributions. 
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PS4B - Electomagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What do science scholars need to know about electromagnetic radiation? Get in depth with standard PS4B from the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator discusses the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, wave and particle...
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Radiation Comparison Before and After 9-11

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using the NASA website, class members try to determine if changes could be detected in cloud cover, temperature, and/or radiation measurements due to the lack of contrails that resulted from the halt in air traffic after the attacks of...
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Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic Radiation

For Students 11th - 12th
True-false and multiple-choice questions are posed in Part A of this exam, covering the topic of electromagnetic radiation. In Part B, problems relating to refraction must be solved. This is a well-rounded exam that will help you...
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Using Ionising Radiation in Medicine

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This is an information-intense presentation for any science class you might be teaching that will study ionising radiation. The material is specific to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and one of the forty-two slides also touches on using...
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Can You "See" Infrared Radiation?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do your pupils and snakes have in common? They can both see thermal radiation! A hands-on activity trains individuals to locate a thermal energy source blindfolded. They learn how to sense the location even when it is far away.
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How Damaging is Radiation?

For Students 6th - 12th
Is all radiation harmful? The video's narrator interviews unsuspecting citizens to get their take on radiation sources and effects. The resource includes a breakdown of types of radiation and whether each type is capable of causing us harm.
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Types of Radiation

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While there are many different types of radiation, the three most commonly studied include alpha, beta, and gamma. Part of a larger Veritasium playlist, the video explains the discovery of radiation as well as the exploration of...
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The Deadliest Radiation in the Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do you protect a probe from massive levels of radiation? Explore the possibilities with Bill Nye in a surprising video from the THNKR Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Learners discover the extreme levels of magnetism created by Jupiter's...
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Radiation and Radioactivity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the science of radioactivity! A very thorough video lesson begins with an explanation of the chemical structure of radiation. It includes descriptions of benefits of radioactivity and half-life calculations.
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Can Radiation Give You Superpowers?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have your scientists ever dreamed of being super strong or super fast? Nuclear science meets science fiction in a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Content includes sources and strengths of radioactive...
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Thermal Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
"Thermal Radiation" is a straightforward assessment of future physicists' understanding of radiant energy. They write out answers to questions about wavelength and frequency, temperature relationships, absorption and emission. The...
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Ionizing Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does ionizing radiation affect living cells? Learners explore the types of radiation using diagrams in a presentation that is part of the Chemistry PowerPoints series. They learn how alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays...
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Gallery Walk Questions on Earth's Radiation Balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Questions that can be used in a lesson on Earth's radiation balance are suggested in this resource. It is not a lesson plan, per se, but it is a list of questions for stations within a "Gallery Walk" lesson. The link to how Gallery Walks...
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The Electromagnetic Radiation (Light ~ the Supreme Informant!)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This short slide show applies the electromagnetic spectrum to astronomy. First, electromagnetic radiation is introduced to viewers. Wavelength is defined and its unit of measurement explained. Finally, aspiring astronomers find that the...
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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why are people afraid of nuclear power plants? A video in the Veritasium playlist explains that radiation doesn't travel very far, yet people still worry. Then it discusses the possible release of radioactive atoms, which do travel a...
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Radiating Charge

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The light or radiation we currently see from the North Star was actually emitted more than 300 years ago. The simulation lets viewers see radiation traveling at the speed of light from a charge. Varying the motion from linear to...
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Satellites and the Radiation Budget

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students engage in a prelab discussion about the earth's radiation budget and global warming. They use "trading cards" to find specific websites to research radiation budget questions.
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An Introduction to Space Radiation

For Students 8th - 10th
In this space radiation worksheet, students read about the various types of radiation humans are exposed to. Students answer 5 questions based on the reading. They calculate the amount of energy gained when exposed to a certain amount of...
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Electromagnetic Radiation and Bohr Atom

For Students 11th - 12th
In this chemistry worksheet, students study the Bohr atomic model and calculate the wavelength and frequency of given electromagnetic radiation. They answer 9 problems and short answer questions.

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