Emphasizing the Need for Public Participation
Students examine the history of the Manhattan Project and the role of public input in the cleanup program. They watch and discuss a video, identify current issues facing the Oak Ridge Reservation, and complete an online scavenger hunt.
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Analysis of Energy Usage & Methods to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Working in groups of two, learners examine their own carbon footprints and energy consumption, then determine a plan to reduce their impacts on the environment. Although designed to be a final project for a chemistry class, the...
9th - 12th Science
Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
President Abraham Lincoln may not be the first name that comes up when discussing scientific advancement in the last two centuries, but Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson believes that Lincoln's efforts during the Civil War paved the way...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Biomanufacturing: An Inquiry Lesson in Growing Cells
Biomanufacturing and genetic engineering are very common practices around the world, but what exactly does it entail? Young geneticists find out through a series of labs, a discussion, and an in-class presentation to report their...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed