Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge, High School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
Title screen of the Radiation Challenge video

The information in this series was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 9-12


Although it sounds scary, radiation is necessary to life. Radiation comes into our bodies from the sun, the Earth and the food we eat. This video explains the two main types of radiation -- particle and electromagnetic. Either of these can become ionizing radiation, which can be harmful. Learn what ions are and how they are created.


High School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
Duration: 11 minutes 06 seconds
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More videos in this series:
High School Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health
High School Act 3: Protection From Space Radiation

This video supplements the Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Educator Guides.

Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Main Page