Background Radiation

Curriculum support15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
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:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10 and 11.

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