Where there's smoke

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

Detectors, Electric circuits, Electronic circuits, Electrons, Fire prevention, Home safety, Houses, Ionisation, Ions, Explore how a smoke detector works in a home. Make smoke in a kitchen to trigger the beeping sound of a smoke alarm. Look at a circuit diagram and magnified view to see how an isotope interacts with ionised gases within a circuit gap
Students explore the operation of a smoke detector, including the role of radioactive isotopes.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 5, Grade 6
Force and Motion Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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Education Sevices Australia

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