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Title: Cosmic Radiation Creates Unfriendly Skies PDF
Url: http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/activity/s18.pdf
Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Geophysics. Cosmic physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Radiation
Science -- Physics -- Radiation physics (General) -- Cosmic ray physics
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering -- Airways (Routes). Airports and landing fields. Aerodromes -- Special topics, A-Z -- Radiation safety
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Mathematics
Science -- Astronomy
Health -- Safety
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Radiation
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Atmospheric science
ceiling
DLAC
fog
local
synoptic
TAF
visibility
Date Of Record Release: 2006-12-05 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-08-12 13:23:06 (W3C-DTF)
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