Alternative Energy Sources: Nuclear Power

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Learning Objective

Today I am learningabout the costs and benefits of using nuclear power as an alternative source of energy.

I know I understand whenI am able to explain through writing what the costs and benefits of nuclear power are, and I am able to provide an argument for or against the use of this alternative energy source.

Students will be able toexplore alternative energy source from nuclear power. Students will be able to answer critical thinking questions regarding the possible outcomes of using nuclear power and will be able to take a stand on this issue.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

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