Presentation on theme: "Unit Three, Day One Nuclear Fuel Learn about the first ever working nuclear chain reaction in a reactor located on a squash ball court at the University."— Presentation transcript:
Unit Three, Day One
Nuclear Fuel Learn about the first ever working nuclear chain reaction in a reactor located on a squash ball court at the University of Chicago.
Taste the Power Then challenge students to design their own nuclear reactor and build a ‘model’ of the layers of the CP-1 using edible (or non-edible) building materials!
Unit Three, Day Two
Moving On Explore a bit more about the history of nuclear bomb development and just what happens inside.
Action? Reaction! Nuclear Marbles! Kids learn about classic reactors and physics, practice math, and play marble games!
Unit Three, Day Three
Manhattan Project Organization Learn about secret research and sites and even secret cities! One even in TN! And learn about what happened at 5:30 in the morning on July 16 th, 1945.
Nuclear Bomb Delivery It's one thing to build a nuclear bomb. It's another thing entirely to deliver the weapon to its intended target and detonate it successfully! How did they do it?
It’s Not Delivery (actually, it is!) In the past they used the Enola Gay. How does bomb delivery happen today?
Bomber Planes: You Dropped a Bomb on Me! Students participate in a bomb drop accuracy, distance flown, and time in the air competition using origami bomber planes they construct themselves.
Never Surrender! Discuss the reasoning behind Japan’s refusal to surrender, and the shocking thing that happened (not the bomb) that made them sign.
Make an Origami Samurai Helmet The Samurai helmet is a traditional Japanese origami model which has been folded for many hundreds of years as a symbol of strength and honor.
Unit Three, Day Four
What If? Preserving the Past Students discuss the complex legacy associated with the Manhattan project and will give their opinions on whether they agree or disagree with the article’s points.
Nuclear Power Today Today, the nuclear power plant stands on the border between humanity's greatest hopes and its deepest fears for the future, offering a clean energy alternative that frees us from the shackles of fossil fuel dependence, and summoning images of disaster: quake-ruptured Japanese power plants belching radioactive steam, the abandoned dead zone surrounding Chernobyl. But what happens inside a nuclear power plant to bring such marvel and misery into being?
A Model Nuclear Power Plant Steam Turbine In this activity from the Thomas A. Edison, Edison Innovation Foundation, learners build a model of a power plant and a nuclear reactor using simple materials