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MindShift: Tanya Katovich's Students Experiment with Cell Phone Radiation

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Uploaded on Mar 19, 2011

Teenagers love to sleep with their cell phones under their pillows. Knowing this, high school chemistry teacher Tanya Katovich from Palatine, Illinois, decided to leverage it as a way to get her students interested in conducting a science experiment.

Connecting to a radioactivity lab clear across the globe -- a Geiger counter in Australia -- Katovich's students decided to find out whether their cell phones are frying their brains.

"I want to give [my students] access to instruments that I'll never be able to afford in my classroom," she says.

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