ERIC Number: ED222357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Energy from the Atom. A Basic Teaching Unit on Energy. Revised.
McDermott, Hugh, Ed.; Scharmann, Larry, Ed.
Recommended for grades 9-12 social studies and/or physical science classes, this 4-8 day unit focuses on four topics: (1) the background and history of atomic development; (2) two common types of nuclear reactors (boiling water and pressurized water reactors); (3) disposal of radioactive waste; and (4) the future of nuclear energy. Each topic includes readings (with Fry readability levels for each reading indicated in the introduction) and a follow-up activity which can be used to assess student knowledge of all concepts presented in the unit. Rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies are provided for each activity. A teacher's guide for a slide program on the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station (available from the Nebraska Energy Office) is included. A list of process skills fostered, advanced teacher preparation, goals, and planning guide are also included in the introduction. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Energy, Environmental Education, High Schools, Learning Activities, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Plants, Physical Sciences, Power Technology, Science Activities, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Studies
Nebraska Energy Office, Extension Division Chief, P. O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska