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  • 1. Nuclear Chemistry Web Quest By Mrs. Kurzman & Mrs. Towle Introduction: “Nuclear chemistry is the most powerful and misunderstood topic in chemistry. The mention of the word nuclear puts most people in fear and their first and sometimes only picture is that of a nuclear explosion. What comes first to your mind when the term nuclear chemistry is brought up? Are the bomb, nuclear power and radiation poisoning the only things nuclear chemistry has to offer?” (Ref 1). Completing this quest will allow you to understand many aspects of nuclear chemistry while also working with your classmates to determine your stance on a specific use of nuclear chemistry in our world. There are many applications of nuclear chemistry today. Here is a list of a portion of them:  Medicine  Treatment  Diagnosis  Warfare  Reactors: Energy  Scientific analysis  Radioactive Dating  Tracing  NMR  Food and Agriculture  Insect Control  Food Preservation and Treatment  Industrial Uses
  • 2. Goal:  The end result of your quest will be a persuasive argument for or against a specific use of nuclear chemistry in our world.  This will be a group project.  Each group will contain 4 to 5 people.  Your persuasive argument can be in any written form. For example, your group may choose to do a pamphlet, a newspaper article, an essay, or any other written form of communication you choose.  After you have written your persuasive argument, your group will present it to the class. Procedure: Day 1  The first task your group should compete is deciding which group members will do the research about the history of nuclear chemistry and which members will do the research about your specific topic. You should give a written account of what research each group member is responsible for to Mrs. Towle and/or Mrs. Kurzman. All research will be handed in with your final project.  The second task your group should complete is the research for your paper. This should be separated into two portions:  Research about the history of nuclear chemistry. This must include: ♦ The scientists involved in the advancement of nuclear chemistry ♦ Stable vs. unstable nuclei ♦ Types of radiation emitted during nuclear reactions ♦ Nuclear Fission vs. Nuclear Fusion (Compare and contrast these two processes)  Research about the specific use of nuclear chemistry your group will focus on. Pick a topic listed in the introduction section or find another use of nuclear chemistry in our world. You should research the following about your topic: ♦ What are the nuclear reactions involved in this use of nuclear chemistry? ♦ What is the purpose of this use of nuclear chemistry in our world? ♦ What are the benefits of this use of nuclear chemistry in our world? ♦ What are the detriments of this use of nuclear chemistry in our world? Day 2  The third task your group should complete is the deciding which stance you will take on this particular use of nuclear chemistry in our world. Are you for or against this particular use of nuclear chemistry in our world? Why?
  • 3.  The fourth task your group should complete is writing your persuasive argument.  Decide which format you would like to use to present your stance. Refer to the introduction section for examples of types of written formats you can use.  Write your history portion of your argument.  Write an introduction to your particular use of nuclear chemistry in our world.  Write your persuasive argument section.  You must use valid evidence to support your descriptions and arguments.  Remember, any and all thoughts or ideas formed by someone else must be cited appropriately. A references section must be included in your pamphlet. Please refer to the citation in the introduction section and this section of this web quest as an example of how to properly cite someone else’s ideas and/or words. Day 3  Your last task will be to present your persuasive argument to the class and hand in the final project to Mrs. Towle and Mrs. Kurzman. The previous ideas are adapted from the Task section of Ref 1. Resources: The following resources are a good starting point for your research:  Nuclear Chemistry: An Introduction  Nuclear Chemistry in your Home  Medicine - diagnosis  Medicine Treatment  Scientific Analysis Techniques  Radioactive dating  Food and Agriculture  Industrial Uses  Nuclear Warfare  Nuclear Reactors References: 1. Nuclear Chemistry WebQuest at http://www.bsu.edu/classes/mock/edtech520/800c_miiil4_webquests/b_phelps_nuclear webquest.htm Retrieved on April 18, 2006.