Henri Becquerel and the Discovery of Radioactivity
Written for the Association for Science Education (ASE) to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of radioactivity in 1896, units in this book cover aspects of radioactivity including the underlying science, its applications and social and environmental consequences.
A variety of activities are suggested in the book including questions, data analysis, reading comprehension and discussion. Each unit contains teachers' notes and student worksheets.
Contents of this book:
Unit 1: Henri Becquerel and the discovery of radioactivity
Unit 2: Radioactivity - for good or ill
Unit 3: Food irradiation
Unit 4: Radon - a danger or not?
Unit 5: A body of evidence - radiocarbon dating
Unit 6: The radioactive Earth
Unit 7: Radiation protection
Unit 8: Two heads are better than one - radioactivity and genetics
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