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Dirty Bomb

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Chronology of Events
Review the past 15 years of news-making incidents involving unprotected radioactive materials worldwide, including occurrences of accidental encounters. (Grades 9-12)

Preparing for Nuclear Terrorism
Learn about the threat of both dirty bombs and nuclear weapons in this interview with nuclear terrorism expert Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and former Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Clinton. (Grades 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in your questions about dirty or nuclear bombs to Dr. Charles Ferguson, a radiological and nuclear terrorism expert who will answer questions for a week beginning February 26th. (Grades 9-12)

Sources of Radiation
In this interactive feature, learn about naturally occurring and manmade sources of radiation and what makes each type safe or harmful to life. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

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