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Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation Educational Kit

Cover of The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation Educational Kit

Product Type: Educator Guide
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 6-8
Publication Year: 2011
Subjects: General Science

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a spacecraft orbiting the moon. The primary instrument on LRO for analyzing the moon's radiation environment is the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation, or CRaTER. This educator guide includes lessons to introduce students to cosmic rays and their effects on humans. The four lessons are aligned to National Science Education Standards.

  1. The discovery and nature of cosmic rays
  2. How to detect cosmic rays
  3. How cosmic rays affect humans
  4. The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation

The guide gives a suggestion for a final assessment.

CRaTER Educational Kit  [2MB PDF file]

Page Last Updated: December 10th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild