NASA Space Faring : The Radiation Challenge Introduction and Module 1: Radiation Educator Guide

Harleah G Buck, Created by National Aeronautics and Space Administr

Radiation biology is an interdisciplinary science -- biology, physics, astrophysics, planetary science, and engineering -- that examines the effects of radiation on living systems. The Space Faring: The Radiation Challenge educator guides link these disciplines in the context of a lunar outpost by providing background, discussion and research questions, objectives and inquiry-based activities to introduce radiation biology. Module 1 includes a pretest, lessons, student sheets and answer keys about the types of radiation, its origin, how it is measured and how it affects astronauts.