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38 reviewed resources for nuclear disasters

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Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is part one of a two part series of videos on the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster of 1986. This first segment has excellent computer-generated graphics that show exactly what happened inside the plant and goes on to present live footage...
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What Are the Challenges of Nuclear Power?

For Students 6th - 12th
Engineering challenges, construction costs, and disasters are some of the challenges when it comes to nuclear energy. Watch a video that explains each of these and more in detail.
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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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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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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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Will the Lights Go Out?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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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Radiation vs. Radioactive Atoms

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
What's the difference between radiation and radioactive atoms? See the public share their opinions in an interview-driven video. The narrator discusses alpha and beta particles versus the atoms that can release them and relates this...
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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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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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The Most Extreme Life Forms on Earth… and Beyond?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Earth's strangest creatures may be the key to finding life on other planets! Introduce biology scholars to the extreme world of extremophiles with a video from a large science playlist. From the depths of the ocean to the heart of the...
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Breaking News: Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant (14th March, 2011)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners 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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A Lack of Energy

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

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars complete an online activity based...
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This is How the World Ends

For Teachers 11th - 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 series. The activity combines video and Internet research in a collaborative assignment that focuses on public safety...
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The Future of Clean Energy: Crash Course Engineering #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look into the future of energy with a video that focuses on future alternative sources of clean energy. Viewers looks at various forms of biomass, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear fission and fusion.
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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 plan, students read an article entitled, "Germany To Close All Nuclear Power Plants." They work on building vocabulary,...
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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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Chernobyl 2 - Air Currents

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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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The Soviet Union's Nuclear Legacy

For Students 7th - 8th
For this Soviet Union worksheet, students complete six fill in the blank questions regarding the Soviet Union's nuclear legacy.
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What Is Engineering?: Crash Course Engineering #1

For Students 6th - 12th
So you think you know what engineering is? The first of 46 videos in the Crash Course Engineering series identifies and describes different types of engineering, including military, civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, nuclear,...