MiniPIX EDU together with proprietary RadView visualisation software brings modern nuclear technology of radiation imaging to the classrooms and let students discover the invisible world of ionizing radiation surrounding us.
Students can see radioactivity of common materials and objects such as piece of granit, ash or paper bag from vacuum cleaner or face mask. They can explore variation of the air radioactivity during the day, hunt for cosmic muons and check their directions, see how altitude affects presence of radiation types. They can try to prepare their own (safe) radioactive source and try to construct the shielding against radiation it emits. They can check the laws of radioactive decay. Students can directly observe how different radiation types interact with matter and what happens then.
Check project CERN@school at CERN or at IRIS website and examples of experiments for secondary schools here.