Radi-N2 and You
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) partnered with Let's Talk Science to engage students in a project with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques during his mission.
About the activity
While David Saint-Jacques measured radiation levels aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Radi-N2 experiment, classrooms across Canada did the same on Earth as part of the Radi-N2 and You project.
Students and educators:
- measured neutron radiation levels on Earth using bubble detectors;
- collected and analyzed data and compared their results with information from other participating classrooms in Canada as well as from the ISS;
- learned about neutron radiation and its effects on human health;
- developed critical thinking and data analysis skills.
Who can participate?
The project was open to all Canadian students and educators, but learning resources have been designed for curriculum alignment with Grades 9–12.
How to participate
The Radi-N2 and You project will not be available for the - school year.
For more information and other project ideas, please contact Let's Talk Science.
About Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science is a Canadian national organization with nearly 25 years of experience in developing programs and resources to foster youth engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The CSA and Let's Talk Science are also collaborating on the Living Space initiative.
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