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Title: The ABC`s of nuclear science workshop

Over the last several years the Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP) has developed two wall charts which illustrate contemporary aspects of particle and plasma physics for high school and undergraduate students. We are now working with CPEP on the development of a similar chart for nuclear science. This chart will illustrate the basics of nuclear science coupled with the exciting research which is being done in this field. This workshop will explore the wall chart, along with materials and experiments that have been developed to accompany it. The set of experiments have been developed by high school teachers, chemists, and physicists working together, and include experiments such as, {open_quotes}the ABCs of Nuclear Science,{close_quotes} and experiments exploring the various kinds of radioactive decay, radioactivity in common household products, half-live measurements, radiography, etc. Teachers who join the project as chart field testers will receive a poster size chart and accompanying materials free of charge. The materials also include a video about cosmic rays has also been produced for the classroom.
Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
559891
Report Number(s):
CONF-970443--
TRN: 97:005895-0036
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 213. national meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA (United States), 13-17 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of 213th ACS national meeting; PB: 2904 p.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL TOOLS; RADIOACTIVITY; MATERIALS