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ReActions May 2017

Janice HeadshotAs the school year winds down, you’ve probably got summer on your mind. While some may think teachers spend the long break kicking back, we know you’ll spend at least some of that precious time planning for the school year ahead. But planning doesn’t have to mean work; we’ve gathered some ideas for teaching that combine play with planning.

Cloud chambers are an engaging way of visualizing radioactivity, but too often multiple students have to share one chamber. We have a DIY cloud chamber you can practice building this summer and be ready to teach students to make in the fall.

We’ve reviewed two online presentation and infographic providers available at a teacher-friendly price: free. Play around creating sample posters and presentations so you can help students navigate these powerful design tools in the new school year.

You’ll be inspired by the story of a 16-year-old who built a nuclear fuser at home. His experience is ideal for encouraging students who want to know more about nuclear technology to follow their interest outside the classroom.

Finally, it’s not too late to register for our national workshop, Detecting Radiation in our Radioactive World, June 10 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. Hope to see you there.

Enjoy your break!


May 16, 2017 Volume 40
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