Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Radiation: risks and uses

This topic introduces new science explanations covering radioactivity.

The main focus of the topic is an exploration of the how science works ideas on risk in the context of radiation. It covers ways of determining risk and some of the uncertainties involved. It provides opportunities to discuss why we take the personal decisions we do. Students will also examine some of the factors that influence government decisions on the regulation of risk management.

Radiation, Chernobyl area

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Please find below, a suggested scheme of work for this topic.

Radiation risks and uses_Scheme of work (60 KB)