“Ionizing Radiation, Part 4: Alpha Radiation”
Ionizing Radiation, Part 4: Alpha Radiation
Jun 25, 2012
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
- This film examines exposures to alpha particles that are emitted from the nuclei of some heavy, unstable atoms. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. Other educational concepts include internal radiation hazard, radon and its daughters/progeny.
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
- Recommended Uses:
- Very introductory, or could be used as supplemental remedial material for food science courses
- Technical Requirements:
- Should work in all browsers
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- Part 4 to an educational unit on the health effects of ionizing radiation (radioactivity).
- Target Student Population:
- High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- Some basic chemistry and cell biology would be helpful, but not necessary
- Very clear and good use of visuals. Repeats concept for clarity.
- Good audio and visual. Very clear explanation of alpha particles, concerns and controls.
- Although the author has great enunciation and gives a very clear presentation, the tone could be a bit condescending to some audiences.
- Easy to access and YouTube is pretty straight forward.
- Creative Commons: