PURPOSE: to discover how scientific discoveries in chemistry and physics in the field of radioactivity have affected us and continue to affect us today
OBJECTIVES: to understand the concept of radioactivity and its various applications; to reflect on the complexity of scientific knowledge and its effects; to contrast advances and misuses of this knowledge; to question science as a producer and promoter of advances, as well as the co-optation of these advances for the purposes of domination and exploitation of humanity
FINAL PRODUCT: writing a letter/discourse problematizing scientific production – its benefits versus its misuses
SKILLS: demonstrating collaborative responsibility; systematizing arguments
CONTENTS: role of technological advances in the application of radiation in diagnostic medicine (X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear magnetic resonance) and in disease treatment (radiotherapy, optical laser surgery, infrared, ultraviolet, etc.); electromagnetic radiation, its frequencies, sources, applications and implications of its use in remote controls, cell phones, X-rays, microwave ovens, photocells, etc.