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Other

Description:

In this activity students read about the effects of radiation on airline passengers, and discover that during a trip in a jet plane at altitudes of 30,000 feet, cosmic rays and other energetic particles pose a great problem and can lead to significant health risks, especially for airline pilots. Students then apply mathematical concepts to calculate dosages and write a letter to persuade the Federal Aviation Administration or the Department of Transportation why it is important to educate, predict, and notify the public about the harmful effects of solar radiation.

Subjects:

  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Health -- Safety,Higher Education,NSDL,Technical Education (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201173326152T,High School,Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,Mathematics,Science -- Astronomy,Science -- Biology,Technical Education (Upper Division)

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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