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K-6 Radiation from the Inside Out – Lesson Plans

This unit provides opportunity to identify and explore the different forms of radioactivity. These include alpha particles, beta particles and gamma radiation. Students will be able to explain how nuclear energy is transformed into heat, movement and electrical energy for people to use. The Sun is the primary source of energy for the Earth. Radioisotopes play a very significant role in our lives. Students will investigate both the benefits and the problems associated with the use of radioisotopes.


Science, Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies

Year Level

Year 5, Year 6

Type of Resource

Unit of Work

Time to complete activity

8 Lessons

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