Fermilab LInC Online



Three week time frame


By the end of this unit students:

Will be able to work on a team toward a common goal.

Will have an understanding of radioactive terminology.

Will be able to find selected information on the internet .

Will be able to separate good from bad information.

Will have a better understanding of technology and the problems associated with it.


This is a student collaborative project with the goal of learning about the nuclear world. Students will organize themselves into research teams with a specific goal in mind. This is a student directed project with the instructor acting as the resource guide.

The topic of nuclear energy is not covered very well by school districts for a number of reasons. The purpose of this program is to make the learning of this material easy and exciting in what you will discover. It will be easy for the teacher to turn the students loose and let them be responsible for what they will discover. Students will not be restricted to the chapter in their textbooks.

EVALUATION-Teacher directed


Individual journal

Assigned homework

Weekly discussions

One-on-one communication

Team presentations


Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author: Phil Parker
School: Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI
Created: March 1, 1999 - Updated: May 20, 1999
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w99/projects/nuclear/pre.html