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32 resources with the concept nuclear weapons

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U.S. Involvement in World War II through the Lens of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine photos, letters, war posters, and other primary source documents to analyze the rationale for the Manhattan Project, determine why Oak Ridge was selected as a site for the Secret City, and study the contributions...
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The Invention of Nuclear Weapons

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Neutrons have approximately the same mass as a proton, but contain no charge. Something so seemingly insignificant changed the world thanks to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear radiation. Viewers learn more about the invention...
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How Long Will Human Impacts Last?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If aliens visit Earth a million years from now, what will they find? Explore the Anthropocene epoch with a hard-hitting video. Viewers examine the changes humankind has made to the planet, how these overshadow events of the past, and...
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Doomsday Machines

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nuclear weapons changed war forever. Scientists now know that a few of these weapons have the ability to change the climate and cause a mass extinction. Watch a video that details the ways these machines work—and the implications that...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Spoiler alert! The most radioactive place on Earth may be much closer than you think! Explore some of the world's radioactive hot spots with an engaging video from the Veritasium playlist. Content includes the units used to measure...
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3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible!—Part 2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Many people argue nuclear energy destroys countries and should not be used. An enlightening video offers the three biggest reasons to stop nuclear energy usage. From nuclear weapons to nuclear waste, more than 70 years of nuclear...
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How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test

For Students 9th - 12th
Discover how science is ready to protect the world against nuclear explosions. An interesting lesson describes how science monitors the world for evidence of nuclear explosions. By using technology to detect waves, it is possible to...
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Reform in the Middle East Online Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Give your class the opportunity to take the time to examine their beliefs and misconceptions about American foreign policy in other countries. Learners begin by moving around the room to identify to others whether they agree or disagree...
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Breaking News English: Nuclear Weapons

For Students 5th - 10th
In this nuclear weapons instructional activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion...
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Let's Be Friends -- North Korea

For Students Pre-K - 6th
In this English worksheet, students discuss North Korea. Students brainstorm, debate, and practice their listening skills with this worksheet.
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Debating the Bomb

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research the repercussions of the development of the atomic bomb.  In this history lesson, students read, reflect and discuss nuclear warfare and how it affected the population when it was introduced, as well as how it...
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Declaration of Power

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the Korean nuclear escalation. In this current events lesson plan, students explore the nuclear arms race in Korea and the science that explains nuclear weapons.
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The Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the implications of Manhattan Project. In this World War II lesson, students examine maps, biographies, oral histories, and primary documents to determine why the United States developed the atom bomb and how they...
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Harry S. Truman's Atomic Bomb Address - August 9, 1945

For Students 7th - 12th
The United States' decision to implement the atomic bomb in 1945 is still a source of debate today. Learners listen to the audio from President Truman's speech to address the nation to better understand why the United States resorted to...
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Nuclear Weapons: What Should Our Policy Be?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate nuclear weapons policies. In this global issues lesson, students research policies that the United States could institute to control nuclear weapon production. Students participate in a simulation to determine the...
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GAURI AND PRITHVI: THE SUB-CONTINENT GOES NUCLEAR

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils write short papers on the background of the Pakistani missile called Gauri, named for one of the first Afghan military invaders of India in 11th century, Prithvi is named for Hindu general who fought Muslim invaders, Agni (Hindu...
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Connection to Social Studies: Linus Pauling: A Life Well Spent

For Students 9th - 11th
In this atomic energy worksheet, learners read about Linus Pauling, who spent years making the public aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons. They answer questions about his work and the social responsibility he took on which led to the...
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Why Is North Korea Going At It Alone?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the division of North and South Korea. They identify the ideological differences and the tensions between the two countries. They discuss the threat of nuclear weapons as well.
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Kim's Nuclear Gamble

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video clip on North Korea's nuclear weapons. They identify issues between the United States and North Korea. They write any questions they have about the documentary and participate in a class discussion.
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Nuclear Reactions

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore current military planning policies involving nuclear weapons, develop an understanding of the history of nuclear weapons and express their opinions about the use of nuclear weapons as part of the United States' military...
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Balance of (Nuclear) Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research the 11 nations that are either known or suspected to have nuclear weapons. They draft treaties to effect nuclear non-proliferation or disarmament among these 11 countries.
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International Formum on Iran's Nuclear Program

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are explained that they are going to participate in an international forum to develop a policy addressing Iran's nuclear program. They are divided into six groups of the six countries represented. Pupils develop their policies.
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LESSON PLAN: CONTROLLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS: DEBATING THE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine various nuclear weapons. In this American Government lesson, 9th graders conduct primary source research to investigate nuclear weapons and the international nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Students compose a...
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Nuclear Weapons - Do Some Research

For Students 10th - 11th
In this chemistry research instructional activity, students research nuclear weapons. They answer 5 questions based on the research using complete sentences. They tell about the types of nuclear weapon, the composition of the weapons,...