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3R's course sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Radon Program to be Held in Golden, CO

The 3R’s Course --Radiation, Radioactivity and Radon—is being offered in Golden, Colorado, June 27-29, 2017. The course announcement and agenda for the course is below. Keep the course going by sharing this information with other teachers, educators and/or any other interested parties. You do not have to be a teacher to take this course. Anyone interested in educating other about the 3R's can register. The course allows the opportunity to use measurement equipment, explore basic concepts and develop an understanding of radon and its significance to health.

Peg Roding, teacher of the course for the past ten years or so is retiring, and she has passed her teaching knowledge of the 3R's course on to a new instructor, Christy Nichols. With the help of her "co-teachers" Robert Beckman and Roger Felch and the support of Rhonda Dvornak with the Colorado School of Mines, the plans is to continue this course which has enriched so many students across Colorado and nationally.

Contact for questions or to reserve the training kits:

Chrystine Kelley
Radon Program Manager
303-692-3442
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
Chrys.kelley@state.co.us
http://coloradoradon.info

Register early since the class is limited to the first 15 participants at: http://te.csmspace.com/register.php?c=331
Contact Chris Nichols for course information or questions
cnichols@ecentral.comor 303-674-6477

Use Geiger counters and cloud chambers to 'see' ionizing radiation in our environment.
Explore basic concepts of radioactivity (nuclear emissions, half-life, decay series).
Develop an understanding of radioactive radon's source and effect on humans.
Take home the curriculum of 15 activities (plus resources) appropriate for Grades 5-12 and beyond!
Borrow Teacher Resource kits to use (Geiger counter, cloud chamber, radioactive sources, + more)

DO YOU KNOW YOUR 3R’s? RADIATION, RADIOACTIVITY & RADON
Golden, Colorado. June 27-29, 2017
Class Schedule
Tuesday, June 27th
8:00am Welcome; Introduction of 3R’s/A Brief look at the Curriculum

UNIT 1: WHAT IS RADIATION?
8:15am 1-1, Have You Ever Been Exposed to Radiation?
8:30 1-2, Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum
8:50 1-3, What Are the Sources of Ionizing Radiation?
10:00 A Little History of Ionizing Radiation
10:30 Break
10:45 Info:α, β, & γ
11:00 1-4, I Can See Clearly Now!
11:45 Lunch
12:45pm 1-5, Keep Your Distance!
2:00 1-6, Shields Up!
2:45 Break

UNIT 2: WHAT IS RADIOACTIVITY?
3:00 ‘A is for Atom’
3:15 2-1, Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
4:15 Follow-up: Decay Series
Wednesday, June 28th
8:00am Decay Series Review
8:15 2-2, Time After Time
8:45 Info: Uranium chemistry
9:00 2-3, Radioactivity in Earth
9:15 2-4, Radioactivity in Water
9:30 2-5, What is Your Personal Ionizing Radiation Dose?
10:00 Follow-up: Units; Safety & Ionizing Radiation (Tom Lehrer, too)
10:30 Break

UNIT 3: WHAT IS RADON?
10:45 3-1, Life Goes On!
11:00 Info: Radon and RDP; Equilibrium and Working Level
11:30 Radon: The Invisible Killer
11:45 Lunch
12:45pm 3-2, Radon in Your Lungs
1:30 Follow-up: Epidemiology
2:00 Hexaflexagons
2:30 Break
2:45 Info: Radon Entry, Watras….
3:00 3-3, Radon: An “Uninvited” Guest
3:30 Radon: The Invisible Killer
3:45 3-4, Trivia Challenge
4:00 Brainstorming use of curriculum and kits
4:15 Course evaluations, Graduation
Thursday, June 29th - 9:00am-12:00pm Field Trip - Denver Federal Center Nuclear Reactor