Dangers of Radioactivity

Curriculum support15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Be able to describe the dangers of ionising radiation.
Be able to describe and explain precautions that can be taken to protect from exposure to ionising radiation.
Be able to explain the difference between contamination and irradiation.
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 many effect radiations can have such as cataracts, burning skin or cancer. In this class, students will consider the reality of actually working with radioactive materials. They will also learn about the dangers of storing and handling radioactive materials, and ways in which to minimise the risk of their use when necessary. This is a great class for students in Years 10/11 as revision of the subject but also for students wanting to get ahead and build up a wider breadth of knowledge across Physics. 

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

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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