Ionising Radiation

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An overview of the 3 types of radiation; alpha, beta and gamma radiation.
An understanding of the penetrating and ionising ability of the radiation.
A discussion of the uses of each type of radiation.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Radioactive particles decay and release alpha, beta and gamma radiation. In this class students will look at the three types of ionising radiation; alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Students will then learn the particles that make up these radiation types and the penetrating power before looking at uses of the radiation types. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 and will help students feel more confident on the topic!

More on Radiation: Background RadiationRadioactive DecayDangers of RadioactivityHalf Life

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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