Lesson 2b Radioactive Cornflakes
Learning Outcomes  <ul><li>You will be successful if you can: </li></ul><ul><li>Describe  sources of background radiation ...
Does Radon Gas cause childhood cancer? <ul><li>On a copy of the newspaper article do the following things: </li></ul><ul><...
Show you know Using the newspaper article produce one of the  following: A letter to your 12-year-old cousin living in Cor...
You must include the following information: <ul><li>Why there was a concern about a link between childhood cancers and rad...
Review <ul><li>3 things you’ve learnt, 2 ways you have used the 5R's, 1 thing that surprised you about background radiatio...
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L2b

  1. 1. Lesson 2b Radioactive Cornflakes
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>You will be successful if you can: </li></ul><ul><li>Describe sources of background radiation and the potential risks it can pose. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the effect of radiation on human (or other) tissues. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the difference between irradiation and contamination. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse newspaper reports to identify facts and opinions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Does Radon Gas cause childhood cancer? <ul><li>On a copy of the newspaper article do the following things: </li></ul><ul><li>Underline the part of the sentence that describes how many homes were involved in the research. </li></ul><ul><li>In a different colour underline the sentences that describe how many children in the total number had cancer and how many were healthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the paragraph(s) that explain what the researchers did. </li></ul><ul><li>Put a line under all the sentences or parts of sentences that describe what the researchers concluded from their studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Put a ring around all the different types of cancer discussed in the article. </li></ul><ul><li>The newspaper reporter quotes three different experts in the article. Find the names of the experts, highlight them and then copy and fill in a table like this one: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Show you know Using the newspaper article produce one of the following: A letter to your 12-year-old cousin living in Cornwall who has heard scare stories about leukaemia. (Your letter will need to be easily understood by someone who is in Year 8 .) An article for the Emmbrook Newsletter. A poster for The Emmbrook Library which will be displayed during Science Week.
  5. 5. You must include the following information: <ul><li>Why there was a concern about a link between childhood cancers and radon. </li></ul><ul><li>How the research team carried out their investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>What they measured in their experiments. </li></ul><ul><li>Why they divided the cancers into six groups for their analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>What conclusions they came to and their reasons. </li></ul>You will need to explain these points in suitable language for the people who it is aimed at.
  6. 6. Review <ul><li>3 things you’ve learnt, 2 ways you have used the 5R's, 1 thing that surprised you about background radiation in this lesson and the last one. </li></ul>

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