Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Nuclear Radiation with Vernier

This free book contains six experiments for detecting and analyzing radiation.

Nuclear Radiation with Vernier
Grade Levels
Recommended for College and High School
John Gastineau


Nuclear Radiation with Vernier contains six experiments for data collection with a radiation monitor including Distance and Radiation, Counting Statistics, Lifetime Measurement, Background Radiation Sources, Radiation Shielding, and Alpha, Beta, and Gamma.


  1. α, β, and γ
  2. Distance and Radiation
  3. Lifetime Measurement
  4. Counting Statistics
  5. Background Radiation Sources
  6. Radiation Shielding

Included with Nuclear Radiation with Vernier

  • Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.
  • Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.
  • Word-processing files of the student sections so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files).
  • Instructions to perform the experiments on every supported platform:


Nuclear Radiation with Vernier is available as a free download.

Nuclear Radiation with Vernier (5.9 MB)

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