Activities

Radtown USA

Name: _________________________________       Date: _____________

There are many different sources of radiation in a typical city. Some of these sources may actually be in or near your home. In this Planet Diary activity, you'll visit the EPA's RadTown USA to learn more about radiation sources in the world around you.

  1. Go to Welcome to Radtown USA. Explore the interactive map of Radtown by clicking different locations. Summarize what you learn about each of these sources of radiation:
    Location Radiation Source Radiation Types
    Homes
    Airport
    Scrap Metal Yard
    Hospital
    High School
    Construction Site
    Tanning Salon
    Drinking Water
    Mines
    Farmland
    Industrial Park
  2. How much radiation are you exposed to? Go to Calculate Your Dose. Follow the onscreen instructions to calculate your exposure.