"This film examines the process of radioactive decay as part of an educational unit on the health effects of ionizing radiation (radioactivity). Educational concepts include radioisotope, radioactive decay, alpha radiation, beta radiation, gamma radiation, x-radiation, decay chain, and half-life. This instructional film is from Kansas State University's web-based course, GENAG 711, Occupational and Agricultural Health. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts."
Type of Material:
YouTube video presentation
Very introductory, or could be used as supplemental remedial material for food science courses
Should work in all browsers
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Part 2 to an educational unit on the health effects of ionizing radiation (radioactivity).
Target Student Population:
Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Some basic chemistry would be helpful, but not necessary
Very clear and good use of visuals. Repeats concept for clarity.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Good audio and visual. Very clear explanation of concept of atoms.
Although the author has great enunciation and gives a very clear presentation, the tone could be a bit condescending to some audiences.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to access and YouTube is pretty straight forward.
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