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Carolina Chemonstrations®: Observing Ionizing Radiation Using a Cloud Chamber Kit

Item # 840374 Exclusive

Expand your nuclear chemistry demos beyond simulations with this cloud chamber activity. Students observe the contrails formed as ionizing radiation travels through a cooled, supersaturated vapor. They illustrate and explain what is happening in the cloud chamber on a particulate level while learning about nuclear processes and nuclear equations. Students then connect their observations of ionizing radiation to occurrences and uses of radioactive isotopes in the world. Materials for 5 demos.

Price

$42.50

This item will ship on or about 1/10/17

  • Introduce or review types of radioactive decay with this one-of-a-kind nuclear chemistry demonstration
  • Indirectly observe the decay of an unstable radioisotope
  • Discuss the uses of radioactive isotopes in the real world

Expand your nuclear chemistry demos beyond simulations with this unique cloud chamber activity. Students observe the contrails formed as ionizing radiation travels through a cooled, supersaturated vapor. They illustrate and explain what is happening in the cloud chamber on a particulate level while learning about nuclear processes and nuclear equations. Students then make connections between their observations of ionizing radiation and the occurrences and uses of radioactive isotopes in the world. This demonstration requires approximately 20 min of classroom time, and materials in the kit are sufficient to perform it 5 times.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
 
Components Qty Included?
Gas Lantern Mantle (source of radioactivity) 1 Included
LED Light 1 Included
Isopropanol, 100%, 30 mL 1 Included
Cloud Chamber 1 Included
Foam Tray 1 Included
Felt Pads 16 Included
Forceps 1 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Sheet 1 Included
4 x 4” or Larger Dry Ice Block 1 Needed, Not Included
Rubber Band 1 Needed, Not Included
Disposable Gloves 2 Needed, Not Included
Insulated Gloves 2 Needed, Not Included
Document Camera (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Projector (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
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