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Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?—Part 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1942, scientists first observed the first man-made nuclear reactor. The video introduces the history of nuclear energy from military development through today. It highlights the types of nuclear reactors built and the reasons as well...
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Exploring Nuclear Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every 18–24 months, nuclear power plants shut down to remove their used uranium fuel, a radioactive waste. Show learners how energy is made and used around the world and then focus on the United States' usage. Viewers then specifically...
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brightly colored graphics are interspersed among slides in an attempt to add visual appeal, but the core of this collection comes more from informational content, mostly the history of nuclear energy. The safety of using nuclear reactors...
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The Chernobyl Accident

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders see that the Chernobyl Accident of 1986 was caused by a poorly developed experiment in a nuclear power plant. They explain the purpose of a nuclear power plant and determine the health effects that radioactivity causes.
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Our Future - Nuclear Power?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers comprehend that there are risks involved with using nuclear power. They write persuasive paragraphs for and against nuclear power. Students analyze the environmental issues and risks with nuclear power.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how a nuclear accident can affect biological systems. They examine the case of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986.
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Listening Guide for Changes in the Spheres Presentation

For Students 8th - 10th
In this changes in the spheres instructional activity, students take notes on the impacts that acid rain, nuclear accidents, flooding, forest fires, contrails discovery, oil spills, meteorite collisions and volcanic eruptions have on the...
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Power Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this lesson plan, students consider what they already know about nuclear power and its uses and then examine an accident at a nuclear power plant. They then research and create reports on nuclear energy.
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The Effect of Wastes on Our Earth

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate the wastes generated from various types of water users and the disposal methods that are available. they investigate the environmental accidents of Three-Mile Island, Love Canal and Chernobyl and analyze the...
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Radioactive Pollution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Radioactive pollutants can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, absorption, or injection. The last lesson in a series of 36 introduces pupils to radioactive pollution. They study its sources, both natural and man-made, its...
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Fallout from Chernobyl

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read and analyze several articles describing consequences of the 1986 explosion and fire at a nuclear power plan in Chernobyl, Ukraine. They create a map showing which countries were affected by the disaster.
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Health Physics: The Effects of Radiation on Living Things

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A mix of scientific details and background information about the well-known sites of radiation attacks or accidents. This topic may open up details that you may consider as sensitive, and could be upsetting to some pupils. This is a...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a short film about the results of dropping the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. They research controversies surrounding the use of the bomb and nuclear weapons. They write two editorials about the issue.
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America's Energy Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers write a proposal to save energy resources. In this energy lesson plan, students research nuclear energy, coal power, petroleum, natural gas, hydroelectric power, and renewable energy. High schoolers then debate energy...
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Chernobyl 2 - Air Currents

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students create a scale model of the affected area of the Chernobyl disaster. Using this scale model, they simulate the explosion and the resulting uneven dispersal of fallout due particularly to wind direction and weather conditions.
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list some of the health effects of radiation exposure. They are engaged in a unit on nuclear power by demonstrating the potential environmental health risks involved.
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The Journey Of K-19

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the ill-fated first mission of K-19, the Soviet Union's first nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine. They see that the United States and the Soviet Union stood on opposite sides of the Cold War.
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NUMB3RS Activity: A Matter of Half-Life and Death

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Students investigate exponential decay.  Students explore the biological half-life of Cesium-137.  Students investigate the Goiania Accident of 1987 which is considered one of the worst incidents in the history of the Atomic Age. 
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For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this radioactivity worksheet, learners write the mass number and atomic number for the missing element in the reactions. Students identify the isotope that is more stable and determine the half-life of the isotope. This worksheet has...
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Reactor Incident

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students are introduced to Chernobyl incident and the resulting environmental health impacts they watch a PowerPoint presentation, read articles and discuss what they have gained from these sources.
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The Danger of Science Denial

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions... but they're not entitled to their own facts." Michael Specter, a well-respected science and technology journalist, speaks eloquently about modern attitudes toward science and progress and...
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Nikola Tesla documentary student worksheet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Shared Resource PBS documentary: Tesla - Master of Lightning; this worksheet will keep the students engaged while watching this excellent documentary about Tesla. The documentary can be found on Netflix or YouTube. It will take two class periods to...
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A Cultural Look into the Faces of Mexican History

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Manuel de Elias, and Alfonso Garcia Robles have greatly inspired and sculpted Mexican cutlure and history.
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For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Is your class struggling with Newton's Second Law? Then show them a presentation that covers everything physics scholars need to know about forces. Starting with gravity, the slides focus on Newton's Laws of Motion, and end with an...