Nuclear Energy: What's Your Reaction?

OSHA confirms that rules governing worker safety at nuclear power plants ranks higher than worker safety in offices. Scholars must consider safety, cost, alternatives, and other factors before recommending whether a town should build a nuclear power plant in the ninth of a 13-part series about exploring energy. The trade-offs appear easy to some and much more costly to others, and sharing ideas with the entire class might change a few minds. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Map the closest nuclear power plant
  • Discuss the needs of a nuclear power plant, such as a large source of water 
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge from previous lessons in the unit
  • Links to credible resources for research
  • Provides discussion questions as an informal assessment at the end
  • None