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?"
Big Idea:The fun starts here. Students are armed with lots of cool scientific information and now they can start the designs! They begin to explain how their designs solve the problem, "How should we design a nuclear waste facility?"
Big Idea:Creating the model is great fun but how can you know it can pass the mustard with a client? Students are given a real life situation and must explain why their design is the best design solution.
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.