Background Radiation

Curriculum support20 mins£3

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Be able to define background radiation
Be able to describe the sources of background radiation
Be able to explain how to measure the radioactivity of a sample
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

Background radiation can originate from a number of different sources.

In this class, students will discuss these sources as well as changes in background radiation. They will cover what background radiation is, why it varies for the same sources across the UK and also why we need to take a corrected count when measuring the radiation from a source due to the background.

This is a great class to act as revision of the topic or for those wanted to get ahead or fill a gap of missed education. 


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Suitable for all ability students studying Physics in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 who are looking to excel in their studies

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You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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