ERIC Number: ED399157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Science, Society, and America's Nuclear Waste: Nuclear Waste, Unit 1. Teacher Guide. Second Edition.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC.
This guide is Unit 1 of the four-part series Science, Society, and America's Nuclear Waste produced by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The goal of this unit is to help students establish the relevance of the topic of nuclear waste to their everyday lives and activities. Particular attention is focused on the sources, characteristics, and locations of spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste in the United States. The first section of Unit 1 includes two lesson plans about the nature of nuclear waste, background notes, and many charts and graphs. The second section provides further background information and provides three lesson plans that explore nuclear waste management. Activity sheets for students and transparencies for the lesson plans and background notes are included in the third section, followed by the pretest, posttest and unit test. Answers keys and a glossary are also included. Contains 24 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Power Plants, Radiation Effects, Radioisotopes, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Waste Disposal, World Problems
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, National Information Center, Curriculum Department, Suite 760, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20024.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC.