STS Activity 1 Physics and
Subject: Radiation Sickness
When you have completed this task you will know about the causes and
symptoms of radiation sickness, and how it can be medically treated.
You will also have used
two different search engines, Alta Vista and Ask Jeeves.
Go to Alta Vista, type in radiation
sickness and hit ENTER
How many sites are found? ____________________________________________________
Will you have the time to check
them all out? ______________________________________
Look at the list of the first
ten sites. From what you can see on screen do you think that any of them
could help you with your primary objective? If so, which one(s)? ___________________________________________________________________________
Note the possibly useful sites,
either manually or by adding them to your favorites.
Are any of the first ten sites
clearly unhelpful? If so, which one(s)? _____________________
Go to Ask Jeeves, type in radiation
sickness and click on Ask.
How many sites in total are
There are two main differences
between what you see here and what you saw in Alta Vista. What are the
1. What causes radiation sickness?
Lots of the sites found relate
to comic book characters. Do you know of any way you could have prevented
these appearing? ________________________________________________
You should be able to use what
Ask Jeeves has found to answer the following questions:
2. What are the symptoms? ___________________________________________________________________________
3. How can it be treated?
4. What is the difference
between ionising radiation and non-ionising radiation? ___________________________________________________________________________
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