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2010 Winter Meeting

2010 AAPT Winter Meeting
February 13-17, 2010
Washington, DC

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Nuclear Forensics
  Date: Sunday, Feb.14
  Time: 12:45-4:30
  Price: Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $60.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Dan Crowe,
  Co-Leader(s): Monica Plisch Heide Doss Cathy Mader Betsy Beise
  Description Nuclear science meets CSI in this unit on nuclear forensics, intended for high school physics, chemistry or forensics courses. A set of five lessons uses nuclear forensics scenarios to introduce nuclear science in a context that the students might find interesting. These lessons, which are flexible and designed to take up to ten hours of class time, include background on nuclear science and case studies in which students analyze data from interdicted nuclear material. The workshop includes hands-on activities and mathematical modeling designed to develop students' critical thinking skills. The laboratory component includes detection of radiation from common materials and other sources, shielding experiments and more. Participants will be given both the student packets and teacher packets for the lessons.
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