Science Friday: Three Mile Island
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Students increase their awareness about the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in 1979. They listen to an NPR radio program about the accident, then answer questions in an imbedded worksheet.
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 3
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Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Lesson Plan 2
After watching West of the West's documentary The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, class members imagine how Juana Maria/Karana may have felt about living alone on the island for 18 years and craft a blackout poem or a narrative in her...
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The Science of Static Electricity
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