Reflection: Intervention and Extension Designing a Nuclear Waste Facility Part 2 - Section 4: Conducting Research


When the students express an interest in a specific design, I have to determine the science content needed to help the students with the design. I create ancillary lessons. I usually know what I am going to teach and I create a lesson. In this lesson I wanted to teach the process of nuclear fission and used my Explore Nuclear energy lesson. An interesting thing happened as the students were researching. They found the term half-life. As a result, I needed a lesson to teach the term half-life and a new lesson was created - Exploring Nuclear Waste

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Designing a Nuclear Waste Facility Part 2

Unit 8: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT conduct research in an effort to determine the best design for a nuclear waste facility.

Big Idea: Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about nuclear energy, students develop design ideas for solving the problem, "Why is it important to design a nuclear waste facility?"

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