In this lesson, students research nuclear energy and advocate for its expansion or contraction in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Students form policy proposals and compromise on the best path forward.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss rising global temperatures.
Step 2 - Investigate: In groups, students research nuclear fission technology and form a policy proposal advocating for or against more nuclear energy.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students meet with another group to collaboratively design a future energy policy.
This lesson enables students to understand the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy, particularly the fission process. They would also analyze the best energy plans and develop policy proposals that would achieve the Paris goal and address climate change. All activities and materials have been fact-checked, and this lesson is recommended for teaching.