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Elementary Science Education

Radioactive Radiations

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      Bernard Nebel

      In Lesson A-19 students learned that many elements occur as a variety of isotopes. Review what that means. Most isotopes are stable; they remain the same forever. However certain isotopes of certain elements are unstable. As they “fall” into a more stable state, they eject a particle or radiation. The following is an fun animated video depicting this process:

      The following videos goes on to describe the capabilities of the different forms of radiation:

      How radiation may affect the the body:

      More detail showing how radiation may affect chromosomes (cause mutations):

      Please post questions

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