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  • The Nuclear Radiation Evidence

    Book Chapter |

    The performance assessment, in this chapter, consists of four parts. In the first part, your students will analyze the soil samples collected at the crime scene and compare them to soil samples from each of the suspects…

  • Atomic Structure and Electromagnetic Radiation

    Book Chapter |

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply what they know about atomic structure to determine ”What Are the Identities of the Unknown Powders?” In this activity, students will learn about the importance of…

  • Scope on the Skies: The Van Allen Radiation Belts

    Journal Article |

    This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year.

  • Solar Radiation: Harnessing the Power

    Journal Article |

    My NASA Data (Chambers et al. 2008) is a teaching tool available on NASA’s website that offers microsets of real data in an easily accessible, user-friendly format. In this article, the authors describe a lesson plan…

  • Safe Science: Using Ionizing Radiation—A Hot Opportunity

    Journal Article |

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website dealing with education resources reported the results of an inspection, by an environmental engineer, that revealed radioactive materials in a Massachusetts high school…

  • Research and Teaching: Student Understanding of Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity

    Journal Article |

    Results from research into the teaching and learning of physics have shown that many college students have significant conceptual and reasoning difficulties relating to topics of radioactivity. Interviewing students…

  • Career of the Month: An Interview with Radiation Therapist Robert Adams

    Journal Article |

    Cancer encompasses over 125 diseases. In the United States alone, over 1 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Approximately 70 percent of the cancer patients will receive radiation therapy. The goal…

  • Infrared Investigations: Using simple equipment to compare infrared radiation with visible light

    Journal Article |

    This article features a series of simple and nontraditional experiments that enable students to discover the properties of infrared radiation (IR) by studying propagation, reflection, diffusion, and refraction of IR.…

  • Waves and electromagnetic radiation

    Blog Post |

    As the Science Scope editor notes, “Most of our students—and many adults—take modern technology for granted, never wondering how these machines work or what science makes them possible.” Much of this science…

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