Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge, Middle School Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health
A woman points to a computer module of cells affected by radiation

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 6-8


When space radiation collides with human tissue, the radiation can cause damage. If the radiation contacts a cell nucleus, it can damage the DNA. This damage can lead to cancer. Watch two space explorers of the future on their way to Mars as they discuss space radiation.


Middle School Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health
Duration: 6 minutes 19 seconds
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More videos in this series:
Middle School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From?
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