Geiger Counter Experiment
Geiger Counter Experiments
- Science Teacher Geiger Counter Meter Exercises
- Teacher's Guide
- Other Radiation Lab Exercises
- Modifying your Geiger Counter
Below are some inexpensive options that will greatly enhance the classroom demonstration capability.
- Replacing the Civil Defense detector with a Pancake GM probe capable of seeing alpha, beta, and gamma radiation (~$200)
- Buying or building your own Geiger counter - GeigerCounters.com, Imagesco.com
- NRC Exempt Alpha, Beta, & Gamma Source Sets can be found that do not require a license to have and are safe for classroom activities. Usually under $200, you can purchase sources that will demonstrate the properties of alpha, beta, & gamma radiation.