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Other

Description:

This lesson provides an overview of the sources and potential effects of radiation exposure. Topics include the history of the United States' domestic nuclear power program, the concept of ionizing radiation, and how radiation dosage is measured. There is also discussion of what constitutes a lethal dose of radiation and potential sources of exposure. The lesson includes an activity in which students measure their individual yearly exposures to radiation by making an inventory of lifestyle factors that affect their potential dosage and using an online calculator to sum up the contributions from the various sources.

Subjects:

  • Science > 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,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Three Mile Island,Rads,Space Science,Physical sciences,Social Sciences,Graduate/Professional,Environmental science,Astronomy,Higher Education,Science,Rems,NSDL_SetSpec_2634352,Radon,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,Chernobyl,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003062105619T,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Earth science,Geoscience,Space sciences

Language:

English

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