RADI-N2 & You Educator Resources Overview

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3 December 2012

Minds-On 1: RADI-N2 & You with Chris Hadfield

As an introduction to this Action Project, students will watch a video and discuss the challenges radiation poses for humans in space.

Suggested Timing: 30 minutes.

Teacher Resources

RADI-N2 & You with Chris Hadfield (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]

Student Resources

BLM M1 - RADI-N2 & You with Chris Hadfield Anticipation Guide [.doc] [.pdf]
RADI-N2 & You with Chris Hadfield (video on CurioCity) [.html]

Minds-On 2: Radiation & Human Space Exploration

In this activity geared toward INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE STUDENTS, students will use a Print/Video Venn Diagram strategy to learn about the types and sources of radiation and how they affect human space travel.

Suggested Timing: 45 minutes.

Teacher Resources

MINDS-ON 2: Radiation & Human Space Exploration (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]

Student Resources

BLM M2 - Radiation & Space Exploration Print/Video Venn Diagram [.doc] [.pdf]

Radiation and Human Space Exploration (video on CurioCity) [.html]

Backgrounder: Radiation & Human Space Exploration [.pdf] [.html]

Minds-On 3: Cosmic & Neutron Radiation

In this set of hands-on/minds-on activities geared towards SENIOR PHYSICS STUDENTS, students will learn about cosmic radiation and use a physical model to explore how neutrons penetrate matter.

Suggested Timing: 45 minutes.

Teacher Resources

MINDS-ON 3: Cosmic & Neutron Radiation (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]

Cosmic Radiation Diagram [.pdf]

Student Resources

Backgrounder:Cosmic & Neutron Radiation [.pdf] [.html]

Minds-On 4: Biological Effects of Radiation

In this set of hands-on/minds-on activities geared towards SENIOR BIOLOGY STUDENTS, students will use a physical model to explore how radiation affects the human body - specifically how ionizing radiation can damage DNA.

Suggested Timing: 45 minutes.

Teacher Resources

MINDS-ON 4:Biological Effects of Radiation (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]

Student Resources

BLM M3 - Mutants and Mutations Quiz [.doc] [.pdf]

BLM M4 - DNA Damage & Repair [.doc] [.pdf]

Backgrounder:Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA [.pdf] [.html]

Backgrounder: Effects of Radiation on the Body (optional) [.pdf] [.html]

ACTION: Bubble Detecting

As the core of this action project, students will learn how to deploy the bubble detectors and will collect data during their assigned timeframe. Requires computer access.

Suggested Timing: 50-60 minutes.

Teacher Resources

ACTION: Bubble Detecting (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]
Bubble Tube Instructions [.pdf]
How to use a Bubble Detector (video on CurioCity) [.html]
Data Collection Spreadsheet [.doc] [.pdf]

Student Resources

Backgrounder: The Bubble Detector - Personal Neutron Dosimeter (BD-PND) [.pdf] [.html]

CONSOLIDATION 1: RADI-N2 Data Analysis

In this final phase of the Action Project, students analyze the radiation data collected on Earth, in commercial airliners and on the International Space Station using the RADI-N2 Interface. Requires computer access.

Suggested Timing: 50-60 minutes.

Teacher Resources

CONSOLIDATION 1: RADI-N2 You Data Analysis (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]
RADI-N2 & You Data Interface

Student Resources

RADI-N2 & You Data Interface

CONSOLIDATION 2: Implications for Earth & Space

In this final activity, students will explore the implications of the results for people on Earth, for airline passengers and crew and for astronauts Requires computer access.

Suggested Timing: 50-60 minutes.

Teacher Resources

CONSOLIDATION 2: Implications for Earth & Space (Lesson Plan) [.pdf]

Student Resources

BLM C1 - RADI-N2 & You Assignment [.doc] [.pdf]
BLM C1 - RADI-N2 & You Assignment Answers [.pdf]

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Avatar  laura.wodlinger

How long should the Bubble Detector be left "on" before data collection to ensure that results are standardized?

Thanks.