Radiation and You

Radiation and You

by Ryan G. McClarren PhD


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Radiation is all around us: in the rocks under the ground, naturally in food, and raining down from outer space. Most of this radiation is natural, and some of it we use to make our lives better. This book teaches elementary age students the basics of the atom and radioactivity and shows where radiation can be found and how it can be used to improve our lives. A glossary gives definitions of key terms in the radiation and nuclear sciences.

This book will teach children that:
- Atoms are the building blocks of nature.
- Radiation comes to us from natural and artificial sources.
- Medicine and dentistry use radiation.
- Too much radiation can be dangerous.
- Radiation is used to give us energy, learn about dinosaurs, and understand how people lived thousands of years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692741542
Publisher: Orion Scientific Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Ryan G. McClarren, PhD is a nuclear engineering educator and researcher. He uses computers to understand how radiation moves through nuclear reactors and other systems. When not pushing radiation around on a computer, he spends time with his wife and four children in Texas, Michigan, or wherever life takes them.

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