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Name: Teaching About Radioactivity
School/Institution: Pennsylvania State University Altoona
City: Altoona
State: PA
Opportunity Type: PTRA Workshop
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: High School
Description: Topics to be covered include types of radioactive decay, half life, radiation protection. All of these topics will be applied towards teaching about nuclear reactors including:
  • differences in the engineering of the Chernobyl type reactors versus US designed reactors;
  • the differences between nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons;
  • design features of radiation protection protocols;
  • the disposal of nuclear waste.
All activities are designed to use equipment and materials common to the HS physics classroom.
Start Date: 03/26/2011
End Date: 03/26/2011
Duration: 1:00pm -5:00pm
Application Deadline: 03/24/2011
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Cost: $40

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Alice Flarend
PSU Altoona
3000 Ivyside Dr
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: (814) 931-2965