Types of Radiation

Curriculum support20 mins£3

Key takeaways
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.

Radiation takes many forms. In this class, students will cover the different types of nuclear radiation, including alpha, beta, gamma and neutron.

By the end of the class they will be able to describe the properties of each radiation type, and explain their ionising and penetrating power. 

This is a great class to ensure students fully understand the differences and similarities between the differing types of nuclear radiation; an important topic for students to revise and spend some time on.  

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Suitable for:

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

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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