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Can Leetso and Hozho' Coexist?
Uranium Education for Middle School Students

Is all radiation bad?

Project #3 (Prepare displays for community to encourage caution around uranium mining sites, but at the same time reduce fear and misconceptions.)

Lab activities: Radiation
    Calculating personal radiation dose
    Measuring background radiation
    Calculating radiation dose rate from source
    Observing radiation using a cloud chamber
    Making radiation photographs
    Ionizing radiation effects on cells

Video introduction: Atomic structure & radioactive decay

Lab activities: Radioactivity
    Modeling radioactive half-lives
    Radioactivity in the earth and water
Radon
    Radon in your lungs
    Radon in your house

Demonstration:
(teacher)
How to write an attitude survey

Student group:
(3-4 students)
Write an attitude survey about 3 R's
Survey family and community members

Demonstration:
(teacher)
How to compile statistical data
How to analyze statistical data

Student group:
(3-4 students)
Compile statistical data from survey
Analyze statistical data

Demonstration:
(teacher or guest)
Designing brochures, video commercials, PSA's

Field trip: Visit community sites of mines or mills

Student group:
(3-4 students)
Prepare displays for community
Put up displays in chapter house or community center
			
			

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