Understanding Nuclear Waste

Unit 8: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: SWBAT explain the current methods of storing nuclear waste and why the half-life of nuclear waste is important in the design of a nuclear waste facility.

Big Idea: How does the government store nuclear waste? Why does it have to be stored for thousands of years?Students learn about nuclear waste and they conduct an investigation exploring the half-life of nuclear waste.

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