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Nuclear Energy - Is it a Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You can provide your students with content knowledge and hone critical thinking skills with these timely lesson plans on nuclear energy.
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Breaking News: Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant (14th March, 2011)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore current events by sharing information about the Japanese nuclear plant. In this nuclear energy lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of nuclear energy plants and whether or not they can typically withstand natural...
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THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER

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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Will the Lights Go Out?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students diagram nuclear power plant, describe process for generating electrical power, discuss nuclear disasters in the 20th century, and draw conclusion about value of nuclear power for the future.
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Worksheet
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. Energy

For Students 9th - 12th
Political cartoons are a poignant way to examine energy sources. This analysis handout has scholars examining a cartoon by Joe Heller (a link to his gallery is included for possible extensions). Background information reminds pupils of...
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ESL/EFL Lesson Plan - Nuclear Power Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in ESL/EFL activities as they read an article about nuclear power plants. In this ESL/EFL lesson, students read an article entitled, "Germany To Close All Nuclear Power Plants." They work on building vocabulary,...
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Teaching Students About Chernobyl and Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, students can learn about nuclear energy and the challenges its use poses.
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Chernobyl 1 - Radiation Released

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster by mapping out the winds carrying radiation and viewing a short video about the aftermath and subsequent health problems. They then calculate the amount of radiation that people were...
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Preparing for the Possibility of Terrorists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate what schools and communities can do to be prepared for terrorist attacks, review school's disaster plan, research types of possible attacks, prepare infographic that makes facts clear, and write news article...
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What a Disaster!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the causes of major natural disasters in a written response and on a poster. They explain with a written response, on a poster and to peers in an oral presentation, how people adapt to living in an environment that may...
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This Is How the World Ends: Coronal Mass Ejections/Space Storms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is this the end of the world as we know it? Pupils prepare for a coronal mass ejection during a lesson from the K20 Center. The activity combines video and Internet research in a collaborative assignment that focuses on public safety...
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A Lack of Energy

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners consider the implications of nuclear energy. For this energy lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about nuclear energy's benefits and drawbacks. Learners compose poems based on the Chernobyl disaster.
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Tsunamis

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate the natural disasters known as tsunamis by researching the Internet.  In this nature lesson, students define the word tsunami and discuss how they are created.  Students complete an online activity based on water...
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Chernobyl 2 - Air Currents

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners 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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Preparing for the Possibility of Terrorists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the terrorist threat to the United States. They examine types of possible attacks and the best way to be prepared for each. Students disseminate information to the community. They publicize the school disaster plan.
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Radiation Reassessed

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the dangers of radiation by exploring recent nuclear tragedies.  In this scientific debate lesson, students define the idea of radiation "half life" and determine if low doses of radiation are truly damaging to...
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The Science Behind Tsunamis

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Natural disasters can be teachable moments that create more scientifically literate citizens.
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Environmental Health Hazards and Children

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners are introduced to the environmental hazards their community is facing. In groups, they develop a list of the ways humans have changed the Earth and how these changes have lead to environmental hazards. They record their...
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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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Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. Energy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about energy sources and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Dangerous Air

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate how pollution is a global issue. They locate the countries affected by radiation from Chernobyl, sequence the progress of radiation transport from Chernobyl and plot the pollution points on a world map, and read and...
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Interactive
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Fahrenheit 451 Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 11 multiple choice questions about Bradbury's Farenheit 451. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Radiation: To Worry or Not to Worry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students distinguish safe forms of radiation from those that are dangerous. Students watch a video about sources of radiation encountered every day. Students estimate their own annual radiation exposure.
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Radiation: To Worry or Not to Worry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students distinguish safe forms of radiation from those that are dangerous. Students watch a video about sources of radiation encountered every day. Students estimate their own annual radiation exposure.