This resource is also part of the Nuclear Chemistry Bundle!
This Nuclear Chemistry Pros and Cons Through History activity allows students to learn a little about and ponder events within the field of nuclear chemistry. Included are ten mini-posters (1 page each) that cover the following topics:
-Three Mile Island accident
-Atomic Bomb of Hiroshima
-Atomic Bomb of Nagasaki
-Nuclear Power in Spacecraft
-Radioisotopes in Medicine
-Nuclear Power Plants
I set this up as a "gallery walk" around my classroom and have students take their answer sheet and silently walk around to read each poster and fill in their sheet.
Afterwards, we discuss reactions to the nuclear incidents and to the ways in which nuclear energy and radioactivity are used in technology important to our everyday lives.
This could work as part of a nuclear chemistry unit, or as a way to get the point across in a one or two-period activity.
If you are teaching a unit on nuclear chemistry, you may also be interested in these resources:
Nuclear Fusion and Fission Cornell Doodle Notes and Powerpoint
Radioactive Decay Cornell Doodle Notes and Powerpoint
Nuclear Chemistry Class Blog Project
Lucky Leprechaun Half Life Problems Worksheet
Thanks for looking!