Check your ions

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

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. Test a range of isotopes to see which will work in the smoke detector.
Students explore the movement of ions in a smoke detector.
Students identify isotopes suitable for use in a smoke detector

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 7, Grade 6
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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Education Sevices Australia

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