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2007 SCIENCE TEACHER WORKSHOP

"UNDERSTANDING NUCLEAR RADIATION"

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2007

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC)
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Email: baileyR@cvcc.vccs.edu
Telephone: 434-832-7764

Sponsored By:

  • The Virginia Chapter of the Health Physics Society
  • The Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society
  • The Virginia Section of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear

  • There is no charge for attendance, and lunch will be provided.
  • Each participant will be given a free Geiger counter for use in the classroom.
  • Most school districts give one re-certification point for each hour of instruction. The workshop will include approximately 7 hours of instruction.

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Topics to be presented:

  • Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Beneficial Uses of Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear Radiation Activities in the Classroom
  • Using a Geiger Counter in the Classroom

SOLs to be covered (from Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools, January 2003):

  • 3.11 Different sources of energy (a, d)
  • 5.4 Definition of matter (a)
  • 6.2 Sources of Energy (c)
  • 6.3 Role of radiation (b)
  • 6.4 Definition of matter (a, b, c)
  • 6.9 Public policy decisions (b)
  • PS.2 Basic nature of matter (a, b, f)
  • PS.3 Models of atomic structure
  • PS.4 Using the periodic table (a)
  • PS.5 Nuclear reactions-fission and fusion (b)
  • PS.6 Forms of energy (b, c)
  • ES.7 Renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy (a, d)
  • CH.2 Periodic table and atomic structure (a, b, c, f)
  • PH.5 Inter-relationships among mass, distance, force and time (g)
  • PH.6 Quantities, mass, energy, momentum, charge
  • PH.8 Energy transferred and transformed (a)
  • PH.10 Electromagnetic spectrum (a)
  • PH.14 Very large and very small quantities and non-Newtonian physics (f, i)

Registration:

  • Space is limited so you are encouraged to register online in advance.
  • Additional details, including driving instructions, cancellation policy, etc., will be mailed to all registered individuals several weeks before the event.
  • For questions, please contact:
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