Science Teachers Workshop Resources

  • Links to websites with science teacher references on radioactivity

  • The New Jersey Health Physics Society has a number of professionals in the field of radiation science/safety who are willing to make a presentation to your middle or high school students. They will tailor the presentations to your needs. Contact: Deborah Hrabinski @ 732-445-2550 or dhrabinski@yahoo.com. Also see http://hpschapters.org/njhps

  • NUCLEAR ENERGY, "WILL I GLOW IN THE DARK?", July 1994 (GPU Nuclear with preparation by Hackettstown High School teacher - 31 pages of student info and activities - in AdobeAcrobat) Download Now!

  • ATOM, RADIOACTIVITY, NUCLEAR POWER , and RISK - downloadable Powerpoint presentation (1mb, zip compressed).  Download Now!

  • RADIOACTIVITY - downloadable Powerpoint presentation from Tosh Ushino (ICN). Download Now!

  • RADIOACTIVITY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS - downloadable Powerpoint presentation from NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Nuclear Engineering. Download Now.

FACT SHEETS:

The following fact sheets on radioactivity are available for download in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Try using them as your worksheets for lesson plans.

  1. What Is Radioactive Material?
  2. What Is Ionizing Radiation?
  3. What Are the Sources of Ionizing Radiation?
  4. How is Ionizing Radiation Measured?
  5. How Do Radioactive Materials Move Through the Environment?
  6. How Are People and the Environment Protected From Ionizing Radiation?
  7. What Are the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation?
  8. How Do We Assess Risk?
  9. Who Is Responsible for Regulating Ionizing Radiation?
  10. What Is Low-Level Radioactive Waste?

LESSON PLANS:

The following sample lesson plans are authored by workshop participants and

are available for download as MSWord Documents and in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format:

TOPIC - Title

Grade

RADIOACTIVITY

Radiation Particles MSWord / pdf

7,8

Radiation is Here to Stay MSWord / pdf

7,8

Isotopes & Radioactive Elements MSWord / pdf

7,8

Ionizing Facts Booklet MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

Timeline, People Behind Ionizing Radiation MSWord / pdf

8

Radiation Concentration Game MSWord / pdf

9 (Sp. Ed.)

Super Heroes MSWord / pdf

8 (Sp. Ed.)

Radiation Sources MSWord / pdf

6

Detecting and Shielding Radiation MSWord / pdf

1,2,3,4,5,6

Ionizing Radiation MSWord / pdf

5,6,7,8

Radiation: What? Where From? What Formed? MSWord / pdf

3,4,5,6,7,8

Understanding the Atom MSWord / pdf

4,5,6,7,8

Radioactivity, a Web Research Project MSWord / pdf / powerpoint

8,9

Modeling Isotopes MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

Alchemy in My Life - Ionizing Radiation MSWord / pdf

9,10,11,12

Radiation Vocabulary Concentration Game MSWord / pdf

6

Radiation - Unknown Topics for Research MSWord / pdf

5

Radiation Jeopardy MSWord / pdf

5

Introduction to Isotopes MSWord / pdf

8

Astronomical Atoms MSWord / pdf

4

Strontium 90 – A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing MSWord / pdf

9,10,11,12

Radiation Personality Project MSWord / pdf

7,8,9

Testing for Radioactivity MSWord / pdf

7,8

Time Line and Radiation MSWord / pdf

7,8

Nuclear Chemistry and Radiation MSWord / pdf

9,10,11,12

Radiation Poster Projects MSWord / pdf

8

Song Review: Alpha, Beta, Gamma MSWord / pdf

5,6

Radiation, Should I Be Afraid? MSWord / pdf

7,8,9

Structure of the Atom MSWord / pdf

7,8,9

The Atom in Creative Arts MSWord / pdf

5,6,7,8

Radiation Is All Around Us MSWord / pdf

4,5

What Do You Know About Radioactivity? MSWord / pdf

6,7,8,9,10

Nuclear Radiation MSWord / pdf

8

Radioactive Element CD Insert Project MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

RADIOACTIVE DECAY

Decay Simulation MSWord / pdf

9,10

Observing Decay MSWord / pdf

7

Alpha & Beta Decay Role Play MSWord / pdf

4,5,6,7,8

Fossil Dating MSWord / pdf

9

Radioactive Decay, The Half-Life of an Unknown Element MSWord / pdf

9

Writing Balanced Nuclear Equations MSWord / pdf

10,11,12

The Half-Life Relatives of Uranium and What Caused the Decay of This Radioactive Family MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

Hands on Half-Life MSWord / pdf

6

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

Wavelengths and Frequency MSWord / pdf

8

Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation MSWord / pdf

6,7

Spectrum and Gamma Rays MSWord / pdf

7

Wavelength, Frequency and Energy of Waves MSWord / pdf

10,11,12

Electromagnetic Chart MSWord / pdf

5

Radiation and the Electromagnetic Spectrum MSWord / pdf

9

FOOD IRRADIATION

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly MSWord / pdf

7,8,9,10,11,12

You Say Potato, I Say Pota-NO MSWord / pdf

8

Potato Lab MSWord / pdf

7

Family Picnic MSWord / pdf

6

Plants and Seed Production MSWord / pdf

5

Research on Irradiating Food MSWord / pdf

4,5,6

Compare and Contrast Pasteurization and Food Irradiation MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

Is My School Lunch Safe? MSWord / pdf

9,10,11,12

Pros and Cons of Irradiated Food MSWord / pdf

4,5,6

Food Irradiation: Solution or Threat? MSWord / pdf

10,11,12

Food Irradiation: Supermarket Sweep MSWord / pdf

4

Food Irradiation: Consumer Acceptance MSWord / pdf

6

RADON

Existence Risk and Remediation MSWord / pdf

9

Home Detectors MSWord / pdf

9,10,11,12

Radon and Assumed Risk MSWord / pdf

6

NUCLEAR POWER

How a Nuclear Power Plant Works MSWord / pdf

7,8

What is Nuclear Energy? MSWord / pdf

8

Nuclear Fission MSWord / pdf

7,8,9,10

Citizens in Action MSWord / pdf

6

Coal vs. Nuclear Power MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

Radioactivity, Nuclear reactions and the Sun MSWord / pdf / powerpoint

8

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

Smoking and Ionizing Radiation MSWord / pdf

8

Hiroshima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island – A Comparison MSWord / pdf

7,8

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Benefits of Radioactivity in Medical Diagnosis MSWord / pdf

6,7,8,9

Radiation Exposures in Medical Procedures MSWord / pdf

8

SITING A HAZARDOUS FACILITY

Wanted, A Good Home MSWord / pdf

8

Radioactive Waste Storage MSWord / pdf

6,7,8

 


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