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- Sabrina F., Special Education Teacher
- Fairfax, VA
Spacecraft Teacher Resources
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In this Van Allen Belts worksheet, students read about the deadly affects of the high energy particle clouds located around the Earth. Students answer 4 questions about the dosages of radiation astronauts receive in the zones of the Van Allen Belts, they determine the time a spacecraft would spend in each part of the Van Allen Belts and they calculate the amount of radiation an astronaut would be exposed to when traveling to the moon.
Pupils explore the long distances and timescales involved in space travel. They track the progress of the New Horizons spacecraft and access the New Horizons website to discover the distance of the spacecraft from the Sun, and then convert the true distance to the scaled-down distance represented on the New Horizons poster.