Types of Radiation

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Be able to state how and why radioactive substances decay.
Be able to describe the properties of the different ionising radiations.
Be able to explain the ionising and penetrating power of the different ionising radiations.
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

There are three types of ionising radiation: alpha, beta, and gamma. In this class, students will learn how and why radioactive substances decay as well as learn to describe the properties of the different ionising radiations. Students will also be able to explain the ionising and penetrating power of the different ionising radiations by the end of class. This class is great for students in Years 10 and 11 who want to build a strong base on the concept.

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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.
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