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Image Yr 11 and 12 Chemistry workbook

Year 11 and 12 Chemistry workbook

A supplement to our HSC Chemistry tour, this worksheet covers nuclear-related components of the NSW HSC Chemistry syllabus, including the Production of Materials and Chemical Monitoring and Management modules. Learn more.

Image Yr 11 and 12 Physics workbook

Year 11 and 12 Physics workbook

A supplement to our HSC physics tour, this worksheet covers nuclear-related components of the NSW HSC Physics syllabus, including the Quanta to Quarks and Medical Physics options. Learn more.

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Year 11 and 12 nuclear chemical equations sheet

This document summarises the chemical equations covered in the HSC Chemistry tour, including equations to describe the decay of neutron-rich, neutron-poor and large nuclei, and the production of medical and industrial radioisotopes. Learn more. 

 

Image Yr 9 and 10 hands on nuclear science workbook

Year 9 and 10 hands-on nuclear science workbook

Small groups of Year 9 and 10 students (up to 80 students) can elect to do a hands-on component to their ANSTO tour, using this worksheet. Please let us know that you'd like to do this option when you book your tour. Learn more. 

 

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Year 7-10 nuclear science study guide

This guide provides background information about radiation and nuclear science, gives examples of different applications of nuclear science in the real world and contains curriculum-relevant activities for your students. Learn more. 

 

Image Year 5 and 6 Investigating Electricity teacher notes

Year 5 and 6 investigating electricity - Student Activity Sheet and Teacher Notes

Students build a simple electric circuit and measure the voltage produced by a coin battery.

Image Year 5 and 6 Investigating Gases teacher notes

Year 5 and 6 investigating gases teacher notes

Students learn about air pressure by building a smoke cannon. Learn more. 

 

Image Year 5 and 6 Irreversible changes teacher notes

Year 5 and 6 irreversible changes teacher notes

Students investigate examples of simple chemical reactions, such as burning, acid-base reactions, and reactions with catalysts. Learn more.

 

Image K-6 Nuclear Science lesson plans

K-6 Radiation from the inside out lesson plans

This guide provides background information about radiation and nuclear science suitable for use in the K-6 setting. Learn more.

 

Image Cloud chamber teacher notes

Cloud chamber teacher notes

A guide for building a cloud chamber in the classroom to detect radiation visually. Learn more.

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Crystallography research stimulus and lesson plans

News-style articles and case studies about crystallography, the science that examines the arrangement of atoms in solids, that led to some of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century. Learn more.
 

 

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Ultimate Science Guide

A guide for senior students for tertiary study and career pathways in science. Learn more. 

 

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Careers with Science

A showcase of careers in science, both at ANSTO and elsewhere. Learn more.

 

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Medical scans explained (Watts, K. 2014. 'Looking within', The West Australian, 2 April 2014)

This article provides simple explanations of different types of medical scans, including MRI, X-ray, CT, ultrasound and PET scans. Learn more.

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Cyclotrons and PET scans

This fact sheet explains how the ANSTO Camperdown cyclotron produces Fluorine-18, and how this radiopharmaceutical is used in a PET scan. Learn more.

 

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Molybdenum/Technetium supply chain

This flow chart summarises the production, distribution and use of molybdenum-99/technetium-99m for medical scans. Learn more.

 

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Synchrotron Science 
Super-sized guides to the Australian Synchrotron, these workbooks cover interactions of light and energy and applications of synchrotron science to society.
Learn more: Synchrotron Science (Students)
Learn more: Synchrotron Science (Teachers).