Radioactive Waste: Resources for Environmental Literacy

by: Environmental Literacy Council and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

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Since World War II, hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive materials have been produced in the United States. How we will dispose of nuclear waste is a controversial issue with a large technical component. This book provides a useful resource for enhancing student understanding of the physics of radioactivity as well as the storage and disposal of radioactive waste. It encourages students to discuss these complex environmental issues using arguments based on the science behind issues related to radioactivity, technology, risk assessment, and tradeoffs.

Level

High School

Grade Levels

High School

Topics

Assessment Curriculum General Science Inquiry Instructional Materials Lesson Plans New Science Teachers NGSS Research Teacher Preparation Teaching Strategies Technology

Details

Type NSTA Press BookPub Date 5/16/2007ISBN 978-1-93353-120-5Stock # PB211X5

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