ERIC Number: ED399158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Science, Society, and America's Nuclear Waste: Ionizing Radiation, Unit 2. Teacher Guide. Second Edition.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC.
This guide is Unit 2 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 convey factual information relevant to radioactivity and radiation and relate that information both to the personal lives of students and to the management and disposal of nuclear waste. Particular attention is focused on the nature of ionizing radiation, radioactive decay, and half-life. The first section of Unit 2 includes four lesson plans about radiation detection, exposure, and half-life. The second section provides further background information and includes five lesson plans that explore the biological effects of ionizing radiation. Activity sheets for students and transparencies for the lesson plans and background notes are included in the third section followed by the unit test. Answers keys and a glossary are also included. Contains 17 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, 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
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC.