Students examine chest x-rays of adults and students and learn what an X-ray illustrates. They also explore the limitations to X-ray technology for use in diagnosing heart and lung ailments.
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What Happens When You Zap Coral With The World's Most Powerful X-ray Laser?
By examining coral skeletons with powerful X-ray technology, scientists are able to track climate change before written records were produced. Learn how in a fascinating video short video.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Death From Space—Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained
A gamma-ray burst might have caused the mass extinction 450 million years ago. The video introduces the concept of gamma rays and gamma-ray bursts. Then it explains what happens if they were to hit Earth and why we can't prepare for any...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
X-ray Spectroscopy and the Chemistry of Supernova Remnants
This link takes you to a comprehensive unit that delves into emission spectra and supernovas. There are four parts: How and where elements are created, electromagnetic radiation, spectroscopy, and the newest technology for studying our...
9th - 12th Science