Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge, Middle School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
Particle radiation and electromagnetic radiation

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 6-8


Radiation sounds scary, but it keeps us alive. Radiation comes into our bodies from Earth, the sun and the food we eat. This video explains the two types of radiation and which type of radiation can be harmful. Learn what ions are and how they are created.


Middle School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
Duration: 10 minutes 33 seconds
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More videos in this series:
Middle School Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health
Middle School Act 3: Protection From Space Radiation

This video supplements the Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Middle School Educator Guide

Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Main Page