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Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Unit

Illustrations of radiation

Product Type: Educator Guide
Audience: Educators, Informal Education

Grade Levels: 6-12
Publication Year: 2007
Subjects: General Science, Life Science, Space Science


Radiation biology examines the effects of radiation on living systems. The lesson plans in these units of study are hands-on investigations that encourage the use of science, mathematics, engineering, technology, problem solving and inquiry skills. The activities provide a general framework that can be modified based on student needs and classroom resources.


Middle School Unit
Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge Middle School Educator Guide
Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From? Video
Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health Video
Act 3: Protection From Space Radiation Video

High School Unit
Introduction and Module 1: Radiation Educator Guide
Module 2: Radiation Damage in Living Organisms Educator Guide
Module 3: Radiation Countermeasures Educator Guide
Module 4: Applications to Life on Earth Educator Guide
High School Act 1: What Is Radiation and Where Does It Come From? Video
High School Act 2: Space Radiation and Human Health Video
High School Act 3: Protection From Space Radiation Video

Page Last Updated: December 10th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild