Practical work using low-level radioactive materials available to the public
Issue 341 | Page 65 | Published Jun 2011
These notes describe six practical activities for supplementing standard practical work in radioactivity. They are based on a series of workshops given at ASE regional and national conferences by the ASE's Safeguards in Science Committee. The activities, which demonstrate aspects of radioactivity, feature consumer items that happen to be radioactive at a low level. It is an opportunity to show that radioactivity is in some materials we can all encounter in our lives; low-level radioactivity is not something special or alien.
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