Thursday, December 14, 2006

Atoms for Tots

Atomic experiments for boys, indeed.
For a mere $49.50, the kit came complete with three "very low-level" radioactive sources, a Geiger-Mueller radiation counter, a Wilson Cloud Chamber (to see paths of alpha particles), a Spinthariscope (to see "live" radioactive disintegration), four samples of Uranium-bearing ores, and an Electroscope to measure radioactivity. And what nuclear lab for kids would be complete without an Atomic Energy Manual and Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom comic book? (The latter was written with the help of General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project.)
From Radar's 10 most dangerous toys.

1 comment:

arivero said...

But what about a muon/cosmic ray shower capture kit? It could be even useful to get a grid of Amateur Astronomers working across the globe.