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In this lesson on cosmic rays, students will explain two examples of a cosmic ray detector. Includes information about student preconceptions and a demonstration that requires a geiger counter and optional access to a small radioactive source that emits energetic helium nuclei (alpha particles), e.g., the mineral the mineral autunite, which contains uranium. This is activity two of four from The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER).

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    Physical sciences:Energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123147503T,Middle School,NSDL,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Radiation,LRO,Physical sciences:Light and optics,The nature of technology,Technology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Cosmic Ray,Physics

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