1 20. 17. -20. 18. Exploring Nuclear Energy Hands-on and critical thinking activities that help students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of Nuclear Energy . Pri Int Grade Level: Ele Sec Secondary Subject Areas: Science Social Studies Language Arts Technology NEED Mission Statement The mission of The NEED Project is to promote an Energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi- sided Energy education programs. Teacher Advisory Board Permission to Copy NEED curriculum is available for reproduction by classroom Constance Beatty Barbara Lazar teachers only. NEED curriculum may only be reproduced Kankakee, IL Albuquerque, NM for use outside the classroom setting when express written permission is obtained in advance from The NEED Project.
2 James M. Brown Robert Lazar Permission for use can be obtained by contacting Saratoga Springs, NY Albuquerque, NM Amy Constant - Schott Leslie Lively Raleigh, NC Porters Falls, WV Teacher Advisory Board In support of NEED, the national Teacher Advisory Board Nina Corley Jennifer Mitchell - (TAB) is dedicated to developing and promoting standards- Galveston, TX Winterbottom based Energy curriculum and training. Pottstown, PA. Shannon Donovan Greene, RI Mollie Mukhamedov Energy Data Used in NEED Materials Port St. Lucie, FL. NEED believes in providing teachers and students with the Linda Fonner Don Pruett Jr. most recently reported, available, and accurate Energy data. New Martinsville, WV. Puyallup, WA Most statistics and data contained within this guide are Samantha Forbes derived from the Energy Information Administration. Vienna, VA Judy Reeves Data is compiled and updated annually where available.
3 Lake Charles, LA Where annual updates are not available, the most current, Michelle Garlick complete data year available at the time of updates is Long Grove, IL Tom Spencer accessed and printed in NEED materials. To further research Chesapeake, VA Energy data, visit the EIA website at Erin Gockel Farmington, NM Jennifer Trochez MacLean Robert Griegoliet Los Angeles, CA. Naperville, IL. Wayne Yonkelowitz Bob Hodash Fayetteville, WV. DaNel Hogan Tucson, AZ. Greg Holman Paradise, CA. 2017. Printed on Recycled Paper 2 Exploring Nuclear Energy Exploring Nuclear Energy Table of Contents Standards Correlation Information 4. Materials 5. Teacher Guide 6. Exploring Nuclear Energy was developed Rubric for Assessment 17. by The NEED Project with funding and technical support from The Lenfest Nuclear Energy Bingo Instructions 18. Foundation and Washington and Lee Internet Resources 20.
4 University. Nuclear Energy Assessment Answer Key 21. Think, Learn, Question Master 22. The Periodic Table of the Elements Master 23. Pressurized Water Reactor Master 24. Student Informational Text 25. Careers in the Nuclear Industry 45. Science of Electricity Model 46. Radioactivity: Stable and Unstable Isotopes 49. Radiation Dose Chart 51. Radioactive Decay 52. Average Atomic Weight 53. Examining Nuclear Energy 54. Nuclear Energy Expo 55. Milling Simulation 57. Nuclear Power Plant Simulation Summary 58. Uranium in the Round Cards 59. Culminating Activity: Nuclear Power Plant Hearing 62. Culminating Activity: Nuclear Energy Letter Prompt 64. Nuclear Energy Assessment 65. Nuclear Energy Bingo 68. Glossary 69. Evaluation Form 72. 2017 The NEED Project 8408 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 3. Standards Correlation Information Next Generation Science Standards This guide effectively supports many Next Generation Science Standards.
5 This material can satisfy performance expectations, science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and cross cutting concepts within your required curriculum. For more details on these correlations, please visit NEED's curriculum correlations website. Common Core State Standards This guide has been correlated to the Common Core State Standards in both language arts and mathematics. These correlations are broken down by grade level and guide title, and can be downloaded as a spreadsheet from the NEED curriculum correlations website. Individual State Science Standards This guide has been correlated to each state's individual science standards. These correlations are broken down by grade level and guide title, and can be downloaded as a spreadsheet from the NEED website. 4 Exploring Nuclear Energy Exploring Nuclear Energy Materials ACTIVITY MATERIALS NEEDED.
6 Science of Electricity . Small bottle . Large nail . Strong rectangle magnets . Fine sandpaper x Wooden dowel 12 . Multimeter . Rubber stopper with hole . Sharp scissors . Foam tube . Alligator clips . Spool of magnet wire . Ruler . Masking tape . Hand operated pencil sharpener . Permanent marker . Push pin . Small nail . Utility knife (optional). Radioactivity . Graph paper Candy Chemistry . M&M's candies* . Digital balances . Small cups . Graph paper . Paper towels Nuclear Energy Expo . Tri-fold boards . Markers Milling Simulation . Sand . Beakers . Salt . Evaporation dishes . Gravel . Heat source . Screens . Balances . Filters . Safety glasses . Water . Stirrers Nuclear Power Plant Simulation . Poster board . Flashlight . Blue plastic table cloth . Masking tape . Index cards . Poker chips, sticky notes, candies, or . Red paper other counting pieces (60-100 needed).
7 Blue paper . Swivel stool (optional).. String . Hole punch . Rope or extension cord Uranium in the Round . Cardstock Culminating Activity: Nuclear Power Plant . Internet access for students Hearing or Letter Prompt *NOTE: You do not have to use M&M's candies for this activity. Any marked, two-sided object will work, including other candies, pennies, and two-sided discs. If using candies, it is sometimes difficult to clearly see the printing on each piece of yellow candy. 2017 The NEED Project 8408 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 5. Teacher Guide Grade Level & Background . Secondary, grades 9-12 This is an integrated curriculum designed to teach students about the use of uranium as an Energy source. Informational text and multidisciplinary activities help to develop students' understanding of Nuclear Energy . Time . Approximately 10-20 2 Preparation 45-minute classes, depending.
8 Familiarize yourself with the activities and information contained within the guide. Select the on the activities selected activities that will be most appropriate for your students.. Gather any materials you will need for the activities you select. A list of materials can be found on page 5. @ Science Notebooks This curriculum is designed to be used in conjunction Activity 1: Introduction with science notebooks. Objective Experimental questions, . Students will be able to describe how Nuclear Energy is generated. procedures, sample data tables, and conclusion Time questions are provided. If class period 1. you do not use notebooks in your classroom, students may Materials require paper for recording . Think, Learn, Question (TLQ), page 22. data and conclusions. If . Nuclear Energy Bingo, pages 18-19, 68. you use notebooks in your . Student informational text, pages 25-44.
9 Classroom, your students . Rubric for Assessment, page 17 (optional). may choose to incorporate the activity sheets into their 2 Preparation notebooks.. Make copies of the informational text and Think, Learn, Question (TLQ) worksheet for each student. Online Resources Procedure 1. Give students 3-5 minutes to brainstorm what they know about Nuclear Energy , and some See page 20 for a list of infor- questions they may have. When students are done, take two minutes and let students share mative and interactive web- their thoughts with a partner, then have a class discussion. sites that support this content. 2. During the discussion, record students' thoughts on the board or chart paper. Students may try to correct each other's misconceptions during the conversation. Allow this discussion to take place. However, if there is something that remains in dispute, do not correct the misconception yourself, but make note of it and add it to the question section.
10 Let students know that they should be looking for supporting evidence for their ideas and answers to their questions in the coming days. 3. Play Nuclear Energy Bingo as an introductory activity. Complete instructions are found on pages 18-19, and a blank bingo sheet can be found on page 68. 4. If you are going to have your students participate in the mock Nuclear power plant hearing, introduce the culminating project to your students and assign roles to students to take on as they learn about Nuclear Energy . Encourage students to analyze information from the viewpoint of their assigned character. Throughout the unit students should also conduct outside research to prepare for their presentation at the hearing. Share the rubric with the class before beginning their research and preparation, if desired. See pages 15-16 and 62-63 for more details about the hearing.