Physics: Ionising Radiation

Stream until Sun 15th May
20 mins
£3
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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.

In this class students will look at the three types of ionising radiation; alpha, beta and gamma radiation. 

We will discuss the particles that make up these radiation types and the penetrating power with their ionising ability and will finally look at uses of the radiation types.


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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
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:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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