Radiation biology examines the effects of radiation on living systems. The lesson plans in these units are hands-on investigations that encourage the use of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, problem-solving and inquiry skills.
For every spaceflight, the astronaut crew designs a mission patch. The names of the crew are usually incorporated into the design along with elements that describe different phases of that particular mission.
Schedule this DLN activity to guide teams as they design mission patches.
These seven guides about magnetism contain activity- or mathematics-based lessons on magnetic fields. The guides are designed for grades 6-8 and 9-12. The materials were developed following NASA science missions: STEREO-IMPACT, RHESSI, THEMIS and FAST.
Perform a version of Johann Wilhelm Ritter's experiment of 1801 in which ultraviolet light was first discovered.
Perform a version of astronomer Sir Frederick William Herschel's experiment of 1800 in which a form of radiation other than visible light was discovered.
This activity demonstrates a simple method for demonstrating the presence of ultraviolet light using tap water and tonic water.
Use mathematics to discover the mysteries of radiation and how it affects humans.
This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines the major ramifications space weather can have on Earth.
The NASA Space Life Sciences education website contains resources on living organisms in the space environment. Visit the topic sections for more information, and return to the website often for news on space life sciences research.
The Human Research Program conducts research and develops technologies that allow humans to travel safely and productively in space.
Researchers agree that space radiation can cause cancer. They're just not sure how.