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
Develop a Wellhead Protection Program
High schoolers take on the role of different small town community members to discuss ways to protect the local wellhead. A simulated committee meeting encourages them to consider how the freshwater supply is used by the different...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
A Future Beyond Traffic Gridlock
Bill Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford and executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, discusses his struggle to reconcile his two passions: automobiles and the environment. He explains how our current transportation systems are simply...
17 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)
Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable