A Bibliography of Radiation Biology Teaching Materials

1965 The American history teacher  
A valuable collection of titles of articles, visual aids, supplies, and equipment useful to anyone involved in teaching Radiobiology. The materials listed here include only those available at the time of writing in 1963. The science of radiation biology is a relatively new one that cuts across almost all of the traditional divisions of natural science. A limited number of texts and reference books have been written which deal in detail with both the physical properties of ionizing radiation and
more » ... its interaction with living organisms. An endeavor has been made to assemble a list of teaching materials which includes some reference materials from all the sciences, and which will enable both the teacher and student to gain an insight into the subject matter and philosophy, as well as the techniques of radiation biology. The principal criterion for the selection of materials was the frequency with which the particular items appeared on the lists of materials solicited from the Directors of Summer Institutes of Radiation Biology. The primary purpose of this bibliography is to serve as a reference for sources of materials which can be used by both high school students and biology teachers who want to incorporate radiation biology topics into their courses. With this objective in mind, the materials have been grouped into three categories for more ready reference. No category, however, purports to be either exhaustive or complete. Printed materials, i.e., books, technical papers, booklets, reports and so on, constitute the first group. The second category contains filmstrips, films, slides, tapes, and miscellaneous items. Some suppliers of license exempt quantities of isotopes, and also some suppliers of radiation detection and measuring equipment suitable for high school use are listed in the third category. Some references have brief annotations by the writer or by the Institute Director who submitted them. The writer gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the many Directors of the Sum-mer Institutes in Radiation Biology who graciously submitted lists of references and teaching aids.
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