Chapter P6 - Radioactive Materials


Background Radiation Dose in the UK

Some Youtube videos you might like

  • It's Decay - includes alpha, beta and gamma decay, plus beta+ decay that we don't cover, but it's a good song.
  • Types of radiation and penetrating power.
  • Half-Life (based on Park Life) - Concentrates on GCSE, the singing is not brilliant and there is one error - background radiation is just radiation from materials that are around us all the time (e.g. from radon gas) and from cosmic rays (high energy particles from space).

Atomic Structure and Radioactivity

  • Try PhET's 'build an atom' activity and game to check your knowledge and understanding of atomic structure.

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