Reflection: Learning Communities Understanding Nuclear Waste - Section 3: Investigate


I have had a wonderful partnership with the American Nuclear Society. Their headquarters are in my neighborhood and we have worked on projects together. They have conducted very effective teacher training and they have provided us with materials. In this lesson I used their on-line lesson called Half-Life: Paper, M&M's, Pennies, or Puzzle Pieces. They post lessons in conjunction with 

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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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