This is a highly engaging, aesthetically-pleasing, phenomena-based curriculum for nuclear chemistry in 11th grade chemistry. Dive into the science by examining the Fukushima Disaster of 2011! Your students will learn all about the effects of radiation, the dangers of nuclear power plants to the environment, and the awesome potential nuclear power has to combat climate change.
Inside you will find a day-by-day powerpoint bundle, which also includes both a group engineering challenge project and an ethics writing assignment.
Day 1- Intro to Fukushima
Day 2 - Effects of Radiation
Day 3 - Nuclear Power in the US
Day 4 - Fission, Fusion, and Radioactive Decay
Day 5 - Half-Lives
Day 6 - Nuclear Power Fuel Sources
Day 7 - Engineering Nuclear Power
Day 8 - Ethics of Nuclear Power
Day 9 - Medical Imaging
Day 10 - The Radium Girls
Fits all high school science curricula for nuclear chemistry, but was designed with the NEW Louisiana State Science Standards in mind.