ERIC Number: ED399159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Science, Society, and America's Nuclear Waste: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, Unit 3. Teacher Guide. Second Edition.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC.
This guide is Unit 3 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 identify the key elements of the United States' nuclear waste dilemma and introduce the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and the role of the public in the development of a high-level waste management program. Particular attention is focused on activities to enable students to develop insight into the difficult task of siting, storing, transporting, and disposing of high-level nuclear waste. The first section of Unit 3 includes five lesson plans about risk assessment and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The second section provides a lesson plan about probability. 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 12 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.