A film titled 'Inside the Atom' about the structure of atom and the use of radioactive isotopes in the treatment of cancer in Canada. A board on a shore reads 'Picture Taking Prohibited'. Buses drive past a sign reading 'Atomic Energy Project'. Buses are stopped at the entrance of the plant and are checked by security police. Identity cards of men are checked by the security police. Workers enter the plant. A worker walks on the plant grounds carrying a piece of a radioactive metal suspended from a rod. A minute fragment of matter is checked under a microscope. Canadian Chinese using primitive tools work on an air strip. Workers work in a coal mining factory.
A film about the structure of atom and the use of radioactive isotopes in treatment of cancer in Canada. Animation depicts: An atom resembles a minute solar system. The heart of the atom is the nucleus. Children watch a model of the structure of an atom. The density and number of atoms in a dot of ink. Splitting nucleus with a neutron to get atomic energy. A chain reaction when a uranium atom is split giving out heat and radiation.
A film about the structure of atom and the use of radioactive isotopes in the treatment of cancer in Canada. Exteriors of a uranium mine at Great Bear Lake. Coal being transported in a goods train. A man pours coal from a container. Exteriors of the Nuclear Fission Plant at the Chalk River. Trucks driven in front of the plant. Director Dr. Keyes, Dr. Lewis and K. F. Topper discuss. A four inch lead wall block to protect technicians working on radio active matter.
A film about the structure of atom and the use of radioactive isotopes in cancer treatment in Canada. Technicians weigh radioactive material in a chemical element. A technician observes the weight indicator on a scale through a microscope. The technician adjusts the balance arm.
A film about the structure of atom and use of radioactive isotopes in cancer treatment in Canada. Small pieces of film sensitive to radioactivity and worn by all employees are checked for radiation in density meter. An employee affected by radiation is fingerprinted. Isotopes are carried into a vault and checked. Equipment being examined with a radio isotope to check for radiation. Isotopes being chemically refined in a laboratory. The isotopes arrive at a cancer hospital in an aircraft. They are unpacked. An instrument that picks up signals from the isotope enables doctors to tell where the isotope is concentrated thus locating cancer. A doctor checks a patient. Each impulse of radiation is amplified as clicking sounds on a clock. A child talks to a man. Atomic scientists at work in laboratories. A worker carries a piece of a radio active material suspended from a rod.
Winter Olympics in Canada. Players play ice hockey in a rink. Men play ice hockey. Onlookers watch the hockey match.