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Nuclear technologies applied to real world investigations-Teacher Professional Development. (Stage 5, Stage 6)

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Recording of a teacher professional development workshop held at the Powerhouse on 21 July 2022. Applying nuclear technologies to real world investigations.


Edited recording of a teacher PD on 21 July 2022 from Powerhouse.  Powerhouse and ANSTO researchers discuss nuclear investigations of cultural artefacts. How can teachers use digital assets from the Invisible Revealed exhibition to teach real world applications of nuclear technologies. Teaching strategies and an activity on the study of a Lydian coin to determine if it real or a fake will assist teachers plan and deliver complex content in an engaging forensic manner.

This is a recording of an teacher PD webinar hosted by Powerhouse and ANSTO.




Dr Joseph Bevitt is a Senior Instrument Scientist for the neutron scattering instrument Dingo at ANSTO. Dr Bevitt obtained his PhD in chemistry from the University of Sydney in 2006. As Scientific Coordinator, Dr Bevitt coordinates access to the world-class neutron beam instruments at the Opal nuclear research reactor at ANSTO.  


Dr. Debora Lawler-Dormer is the Research Manager at the Powerhouse. She has extensive organisational management, program management, and leadership experience in the gallery and museum industry, through initiating and leading arts, community, and education initiatives for more than twenty years. She has a Ph.D. in transdisciplinary technoscience arts jointly supervised by University of Auckland and the University of New South Wales. She holds Sync a first-class honours MA in Art History from the University of Auckland and a Graduate Certificate for Adult Teaching and Learning. 

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 11-Aug-2027 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform



59 Minutes



Syllabus Outcomes

SC5-CW1a,d,e, SC5-CW2, CH11/12-1, CH11/12-2, PH11/12-1, PH11/12-5

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Physics

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Chemistry


Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify various pathways into STEM careers and interests
  2. Explain new discoveries made with nuclear investigations
  3. Identify ethical and cultural issues relating to scientific investigations of artefacts

Success can be measured by the ability of the learners to:

  1. Explain the key points raised in the program
  2. Describe the the strengths and weaknesses of nuclear investigations of artefacts
  3. Suggest novel opportunities for similar investigations along with ethical considerations
  4. Argue pros and cons of nuclear investigations

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This webinar was recorded live on 21 July 2022. After you book your place, a link to the recording will be sent to the email you have registered with.

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