Lunar and Planetary Institute

Space Radiation
EXPLORE! Health in Space

Space Radiation

Space Radiation
This suite of activities focuses on the challenges of space radiation to space travelers. Children, individually or as a group, will construct UV Man, and then use him to test radiation on Earth and in space!

  • UV Man! Children ages 8–13 construct UV Man! (or woman or dog) and equip him with special radiation detectors to investigate the source of ultraviolet radiation in this 60 minute activity. They explore how we can protect UV Man! — and ourselves! — from being exposed to too much UV radiation.
  • UV Man! In Space In this 60 minute activity, children ages 8 to 13 investigate how Earth's atmosphere protects UV Man! — and us! — from harmful ultraviolet radiation. They continue the investigation with UV Man! in space, to determine what will happen to him without the protective blanket of Earth's atmosphere, and create a capsule to protect him.


Last updated
January 22, 2015