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57 reviewed resources for cosmic rays

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Strange Unexplained Cosmic Rays

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The truth about strange unexplained cosmic rays? They're still unexplained! Share one of our universe's many unsolved mysteries with your class using a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The resource describes what cosmic rays are,...
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How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You may not realize it, but the earth is constantly receiving messages from all over outer space. Follow along as this video investigates how these cosmic rays carry information that can help humans better understand the composition of...
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Cosmic Rays and Solar Cells

For Students 7th - 9th
In this cosmic rays and solar cells worksheet, learners read about how cosmic rays damage the electrical output of solar cells over time on satellites. Students use a graph of the solar power output compared to the year for the SOHO...
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Cosmic Rays

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students study cosmic rays and the energy behind them.  In this atmospheric instructional activity students complete a cosmic ray telescope project. 
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Gamma-Ray Bursts

For Students 9th - 12th
What do you get when you combine the Cold War with black holes? You get one of the greatest scientific mysteries in the history of astronomy! Pupils discover how our quest to keep the Soviet Union from launching nuclear weapons helped to...
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Death From Space—Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A gamma-ray burst might have caused the mass extinction 450 million years ago. The video introduces the concept of gamma rays and gamma-ray bursts. Then it explains what happens if they were to hit Earth and why we can't prepare for any...
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Cosmic Ray Momentum

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students describe how cosmic rays achieve high kinetic energy via conservation of momentum.
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Fermi Detects Gamma-Rays from Messier

For Students 10th - 12th
In this power law function learning exercise, students use data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space telescope to apply the power law function to physical phenomena. Students use a graph to solve four problems.
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Cosmic Bar Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th
In this cosmic bar graph worksheet, students solve 2 problems using given bar graphs that plot the number of galaxies vs. the galaxy type and the number of gamma-ray bursts vs. the burst classification. Students find the fraction of...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides...
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Single Event Upsets in Aircraft Avionics

For Students 9th - 11th
In this aircraft avionics activity, science fans read about the first unmanned air vehicle that collects data about the Earth and is subject to damage by cosmic ray showers. Pupils analyze two graphs of data showing the neutron flux vs....
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Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Two types of radiation are discussed in this conversation between a professional and a preteen scientist. Solar rays and galactic cosmic rays are extremely powerful and need to be shielded against when astronauts travel in space....
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Nuclear Radiation

For Students 9th - 12th
Viewers learn about both natural and synthetic radiation in a video that discusses background radiation from cosmic rays, as well as from radioactive waste, radioactive fallout, and x-rays. It concludes with an explanation of alpha,...
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Calculating Total Radiation Dosages at Mars

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Mars radiation worksheet, students use data from the Mars Radiation Environment Experiment to solve 4 problems. They determine the total radiation dosage during a specific period of time, they determine the dosage during the...
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The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...
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In Search of Cosmic Rays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners compare rates to altitude. They conduct a class discussion about the results.
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Background Radiation and Lifestyles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this radiation and lifestyles worksheet, students are given 5 problems about a person which indicate her exposure to radiation. Students calculate her total dosage to radiation in each problem based on her exposure.
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Correcting Bad Data Using Parity Bits

For Students 8th - 10th
For this parity bits worksheet, students read about pixels and data strings. Students are given 2 data strings that are corrupted by cosmic ray glitches and they identify the bad data and create a valid data string.
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The Hand of Chandra!

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nebula worksheet, students read about the Chandra X-ray Observatory that captured the given image of a pulsar and its nebula. Students solve 3 problems including using similar triangles and proportions to find the image width,...
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Differential Thermal Calorimetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students access prior knowledge of infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, x-rays and cosmic waves. In this electromagnetic waves instructional activity, students hold a mock trial electromagnetic spectrum. Students present...
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Communication Satellites

For Students 9th - 12th
In this communication satellites worksheet, students complete a table showing the satellite, the lifespan of the satellite, the number of transponders on the satellite and the cost of the satellite. Students determine the retire year,...
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Astronomer sees a 'Brake' in Cosmic expansion

For Students 7th
Seventh graders examine and read an article.  In this investigative lesson students discuss questions about the article and complete an activity. 
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SURVIVING A COSMIC INVASION

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read periodicals relating to radioacitivity and interpret a Geiger Counter. They work in small groups, share information and help each other explain the Geiger Counter. They discover the relationship distance to...
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Radiation - Do Some Research

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this radiation research activity, students read the questions and then complete research about radiation traveling through space, radiation as x-rays, and cosmic rays.

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