The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

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Who receives that greatest amount of radioactive exposure? After visiting some of the most radioactive places on earth, including Chernobyl and Fukushima, viewers consider the exposure of radiation workers, astronauts, and cancer patients before the narrator reveals the surprising answer to this question.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson having class members view the video, respond to the comprehension question, and research Chernobyl and Fukushima before returning for a full-class discussion of the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Viewers should have previous knowledge of radioactive isotopes, ionizing radiation, the events at Chernobyl and Fukushima
  • To replay the video, click the arrow on the right side of the screen
  • The video ends with an ad for Veritasium and its books
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, and a discussion question
Cons

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