RadTown Classroom Materials: Uranium
The RadTown Uranium activities were designed with students that live in Tribal lands in mind. Students will learn about the penetrating powers and effects of radiation and analyze the benefits and impacts of radiation exposure. Students will also explore uranium and radiation-related science and engineering jobs. With a greater understanding of uranium and radiation, students can dispel myths and fears and be advocates for their community.
The links below provide background information for teachers, resource lists for student research, and detailed lesson plans with activities and worksheets. These activities are intended for use with middle school and high school students, but can be adapted as desired to fit individual classroom needs.
- Teacher Information
- Vocabulary Activities
- Activity 1: Uranium, Radium and Radon
- Activity 2: Radiation and Uranium Myths and Facts
- Activity 3: Uranium Ore Sources in the U.S.
- Activity 4: Uranium Mining Methods
- Activity 5: Radiation Contamination and Exposure
- Activity 6: Radiation Cleanup and Advocacy