Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics, Life Science, Space Science
One of the most studied hazards of space travel is the radiation environment. Students plot how the radiation environment changes for a person living in Denver, on the International Space Station, on the moon, and on a journey to Mars and back. Students calculate the total radiation dosage by computing the area under the respective curves. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.
Problem 3, A Perspective on Radiation Dosages [291KB PDF file]
This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.