There are two versions of each lab, one with a ten-question conclusion and one with directions for a full lab report. This way the teacher has the option! Each lab is two pages to allow for one two-sided handout.
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*Some of you have already purchased my lab book – be sure to check out Page 141 !
Years before Chernobyl and Fukushima, there was an accident at the nuclear power plant at 3-Mile Island (TMI).
Here is a 26- minute PBS video that provides an overview of the incident https://www.alleghenyfront.org/meltdown-at-three-mile-island-40-years-later/
The video is at the top of the page.
Here is a another 26-minute documentary from WITF on Three Mile Island titled “Three-Mile Island: The New Nuclear Dilemma” which addresses the concerns of Global Warming and renewed interest in Nuclear Power.
This video is down at the bottom of the page:
The combination of these 2 videos provides the history and current issues/concerns. Your students may want to have small group discussions about these videos. Also, your students may want to report 5 unique facts from each of these movies (total 10).
Past blog posts about Radiation include:
02/11/2015 Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry
02/18/2015 Nuclear Chemistry -- Part II
(Fission, Fusion & Half-Life)
10/30/2015 Current Event -- Radioactive Waste
02/20/2016 Nuclear Waste and Lake Huron
03/26/2016 Nuclear Waste Storage
05/01/2016 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl
05/29/2016 New Uses for Waste Glass
09/05/2016 US to Get Rid of Chemical Weapons
10/28/2016 Nuclear Power Plant Closure
02/10/2017 High Fukushima Radiation Levels
06/02/2017 Swiss Nuclear Power Ban
09/01/2017 Radon in Houses
12/22/2017 The Radium Girls
*This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
Remember, buying a copy of the lab book Chemistry on a Budget can be very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Have a great weekend!