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Detailed advice on features to look for when considering the purchase of equipment for radioactive practical work in schools.
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Describes in detail the routine tests of radioactive sources and the equipment needed to carry them out. Includes equipment, available to schools, but which is unsuitable for such tests.
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Tastrak film is used to detect radioactive alpha particles. Once exposed, the film needs to be developed. These risk assessed instructions for developing the film include appropriate control measures.
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Health and safety information on the use of radioactive sources in practical school science activities.
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Several schools have told us that when detecting alpha emissions with a GM tube, their americium‐241 source appeared to have become less radioactive than when it was new1. The source worked as exp.. more
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Clear instructions for building two versions of a cloud chamber. One uses dry ice as the cooling agent, the other uses an inexpensive electronic coolers which is quite simple to make.
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Participation in the CLEAPSS/ University of Liverpool investigation of school americium sources
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Offers a straightforward method for investigating the effect of pH on an enzyme.
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An easy to construct cloud chamber, simpler than the version described previously in GL186
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Describes in detail four different practical activities to measure half-life in a school laboratory, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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