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Summer SAVY 2019: Session 1, Day 2 – Nuclear Science and Energy (Rising 5th/6th)

Posted by on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

What a great day! With nuclear power, we’re still building on the knowledge from yesterday – we’re working on the foundation of the tiny particles that are studied, analyzed, and utilized to help make nuclear power possible! The concepts of radioisotopes and nuclear decay was introduced, to see how radiation fits into this topic! This is very challenging high-school level work, but our group did wonderfully!

We also started to work on developing more work on how we are going to solve the mayor’s problem! Today, we were given several documents to analyze and get a better sense of our people and problem in Rivertown, VA. To be better scientists, we’re removing ourselves from the emotion that may cloud our decision-making abilities, and improperly disregarding empirical evidence for gut reactions. While this fictional town serves as a backdrop for our story, it faces some very real problems that people and communities have to grapple with as they decide on whether or not to continue to pursue nuclear power as their means of sustaining their daily lives!

Nick Wang