This activity is a way to create a cloud chamber in the classroom. A cloud chamber allows students to view "invisible" alpha particles emitted through nuclear decay. Alpha particles have a long history in nuclear physics--they are a helium nucleus and their emission during nuclear decay was one of the first ways we knew that atomic nuclei could
This video is one in a series of Antarctic Answers that were recorded for showing to high schoolers. The video is 29 seconds long and could be showed as a warm up question about how to become a researcher.