A simple gel could help prevent radiation burns

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, The Body

Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 6, 8, 9, 10

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Word Count: 442

A gel dressing could be used to prevent skin burns – a painful side effect from radiation therapy. This short article describes an impressive development in science that could soon change the lives of cancer patients. It should be used to open discussions about Australian science with students in year 6, 8, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Chemical or Physical sciences.

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