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High School Energy Lesson | Ethics of Nuclear Fission l Free

Subject ScienceSocial Studies
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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Access Lesson Plan Here: Nuclear Technology: Should We Continue to Use This Energy Technology?

In this lesson, students research nuclear energy and advocate for its expansion or contraction in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Students form policy proposals and compromise on the best path forward.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss rising global temperatures.

Step 2 - Investigate: In groups, students research nuclear fission technology and form a policy proposal advocating for or against more nuclear energy.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students meet with another group to collaboratively design a future energy policy.

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Nuclear Fission_ Should We Continue to Use This Energy Technology_ - SubjectToClimate.pdf

Lesson Plan
December 20, 2022
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Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.
Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.


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