Types of Radiation

Learn about radiation, and what everyday items produce radiation, with a series of activities about heat transfer. Kids go over basic information about electromagnetic waves and ionizing radiation before performing several experiments and completing a learning exercise about where to find sources of radiation in their community. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Put kids in pairs or groups for the main activity, and have them complete the extended learning exercises on their own for independent practice
  • Finish all of the activities in one class period, or split up the lesson over several days

  • Includes an answer key with good suggestions for kids to use in their activities

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