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Students learn about radiation

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RICHLAND, Wash.- Second graders at Christ the King School in Richland got a hands-on physics demonstration Friday.

Two health physicists taught the children about personal protective equipment, radiation detection, and examples of everyday items containing radiation.

Some of those everyday items include: bananas, some rocks, and even human beings.

"It makes the meter sound and they can hear it so it's something tangible to them. That gets the biggest reaction. That and we dressed up the teachers in protective clothing and the kids got a kick out of seeing them all dressed up," says Susan Winslow

@Some students were disappointed to learn that radiation exposure will not turn someone into a green hulk or Spiderman.