We are talking about the science behind… Geiger counters… Okay, while the name might seem a bit unfamiliar, the sound is something you have probably heard in some of your favorite science fiction movies. Geiger counters measure radiation, and today we are going to test out some different materials to see if we can find one that blocks radiation. Watch the full Science Sunday segment below to learn more.
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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.
Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.