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Radiation around Us

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students discuss the types of ionizing radiation and explain Einstein's matter-energy equivalence.  In this investigative lesson students interpret equations and recognize the significance of scientists contributions. 
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Extensive background material, clear objectives, and more are provided to help you teach an introduction to nuclear power. Learners will be able to explain how nuclear power is generated and how it compares to coal-created power. Provide...
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Radiation and You

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Internet research on nuclear radiation is conducted by young physicists. They discover how our understanding of radiation developed, define vocabulary terms, and explore how ozone protects us from the sun's harmful radiation. Several...
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Electromagnetic Radiation on Trial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine general properties of electromagnetic waves, identify position of each type of radiation in spectrum, discuss methods used to detect and analyze waves, and analyze relation between specific wave properties and their...
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Radioactive Simulations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars simulate radioactive decay and nuclear power using an on line interactive web site. In this on line lesson plan, students monitor radioactive isotopes and record the activity of a particular element as the decay...
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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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Nuclear Science: Understanding the Development and Control of Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students comprehend the Development and control of Nuclear Energy. They analyze the historical significance of the atomic age through use of primary documents. Students examines nuclear energy from the perspective of physical sciences.
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Nuclear Chemistry: How Does It Affect Me?

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study the different areas of nuclear chemistry.  In this energy and critical thinking lesson students study radiation, nuclear energy and weapons then divide into groups and create a poster.
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Earth Structure and Materials

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain what is meant by term nuclear radiation, describe in detail electromagnetic spectrum, differentiate between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, understand half-life of isotopes, differentiate between processes of...
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Nuclear Chemistry

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write and balance nuclear equations. In this chemistry lesson, students identify materials that block radiation using polymers. They collect and analyze data from the experiment.
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RADIATION PROTECTION: HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the effects of shielding on the amount of detectable radioactivity from a gamma source. They investigate the shielding of one type of metal, then design their own experiments to answer questions raised during the...
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Industrialization of the American Landscape

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Chernobyl incident and the resulting environmental health impacts. They explore three different isotopes that were released into the atmosphere. Through inquiry, students determine the difference between types of...
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Radioactive Decay and Half-Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe how the mass of a radioactive isotope changes with time and the factors that affect the rate of radioactive decay. They write nuclear decay equations to represent natural transmutation. This activity is accomplished...
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Not In My Backyard: The Nature and Danger of Nuclear Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the ways to control exposure to radiation and determine how to deal with the problem of nuclear waste in a rational rather than an emotional way.
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Surrounded by Radiation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore ways in which people are constantly exposed to naturally occurring and man-made sources of radiation. They create and play a board game featuring different hypothetical scenarios of radiation exposure.
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Energy for Earth: The Sun

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Super science learners examine the sun's production of energy by the process of nuclear fusion. Hands-on activities make this lesson engaging for middle schoolers. The lesson is made up of four parts. Part I is an introduction to the sun...
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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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The Uses of Radiation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
No visual aids, no activities, and no demonstrations accompany this plan. What you will find, is background information for a short lecture on the use of isoptopic radiation in the medical field and in our everyday lives. Should you...
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Māui and the Sun

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Using a Maori legend, How Maui Tamed the Sun, youngsters are introduced to the importance of sunlight to civilization. Teach them about nuclear fusion that occurs to produce the solar energy we later receive on Earth as electromagnetic...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When the photon is asked if it is checking luggage at the airport, it replies, "I don't have any. I'm traveling light." Trigger light exploratio with a lesson that begins with a direct instruction approach to the six properties of...
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Radiation

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners distinguish between natural and man-made radiation. They measure radiation using a Geiger counter and investigate footprints of radiation.
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Our Future - Nuclear Power?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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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THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore how a nuclear accident can affect biological systems. They examine the case of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986.
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Radiation Reassessed

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

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