Educator Guide

Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Module 4: Applications to Life on Earth Educator Guide
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12
Product Number: EP-2007-11-139-MSFC


Radiation can be dangerous, but it also has its benefits. This module calls for students to research a tool, technique or product that contains or uses radiation or radioactive materials and to give an oral presentation of their findings. They will also research nuclear medicine imagery.

The activities in the guide are:
  • Researching Radiation as a Useful Tool
  • Investigating Nuclear Medicine Imagery

Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Module 4: Applications to Life on Earth Educator Guide  [4MB PDF file]


Other modules in this series are:
Introduction and Module 1: Radiation Educator Guide
Module 2: Radiation Damage in Living Organisms Educator Guide
Module 3: Radiation Countermeasures Educator Guide


The following videos supplement this guide:
Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health
Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Act 3: Protection From Space Radiation


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