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EPA Radon

1. How does radon get into your home?

2. How do you test for radon?

3. How would you lower radon levels in your home if it were necessary?

4. What are the risks of living with radon?

5. At 2pCi/L, out of 1,000 people what are the risks of cancer if you smoke?
What are the risks if you've never smoked?

6. According to all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association, are scientists really sure that radon is a health problem?

Answer the following questions using this link:

EPA Radon 2

7. According to the EPA and the Surgeon General, how many lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon?

8. Most U.S. EPA lifetime safety standards for carcinogens are established based on what risk level?

9. Why are children more sensitive to radon?

10. What is radon? (describe it)

11. In what types of areas is radon risk greatest?

Answer the following questions using this link:

EPA Asbestos

OSHA Asbestos

12. What is asbestos?

13. Describe the possible health effects of asbestos.

Light Pollution

Light Pollution part 2

14. What is light pollution?

15. What are the effects of light pollution on wildlife?

16. What are the effects of light pollution on human health?


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On the following link, find where you can get a calendar of the moon's phases. Print out one for the month of March. When you print it, make sure you click on the button in the lower left corner of the screen which says "Print current month", then click on the printer in your toolbar. DO NOT just do a right button click to print the picture, it will print only one frame of the calendar view.


Using the links to the different web sites, answer the questions which follow below.

What's a blue moon?

Also, when will the NEXT blue moon occur?


At what time will the moon rise on Friday March 18?


Read the following web site. There will be a question about this on your test over chapter 30.


Go to the following web site and answer the questions below.


1. How does New Moon occur? (Explain using the positions of earth and moon)

2. Why is it incorrect to call the far side of the moon the "dark side"?

3. At what point in the moon's revolution around Earth could a solar eclipse occur?

4. Explain the terms "waxing" and "waning".

5. What is the "limb"?

6. What is the "terminator"?

7. Draw a "waxing crescent" moon.

8. What is the "Synodic month"?

9. What is the "Sidereal month"?

10. What is "regolith"?

11. What are the maria, and how did they form?

12. What are Terrae?

13. Explain how the moon covers the entire sun during an eclipse.

14. When is the next partial eclipse?

15. Compare the umbra with the pernumbra.

16. What is the mean distance to the moon?

17. What is the deepest crater on the moon?

18. What is the rate at which the moon is receding (going away) from earth?

19. What is the equatorial temperature range of the moon?

20. Who was the last astronaut to walk on the moon? In what year?

Make sure you read the part about "conspiracy theory".

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