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ReActions – November 2015

November 25, 2015 Volume 35

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Climate Change Solutions

Last year, Ms. Vasiliauskas from the International Community School in Kirkland, Washington, challenged her 8th grade Earth Science students to develop, improve, and/or promote various solutions to climate change.  Four remarkable students created a website explaining the basic scientific concepts of nuclear fission, reactor design, and promoted the Generation IV Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR) as a solution for minimizing greenhouse gases. Given the LFTR’s unprecedented safety features, efficient energy production, and minimized cost, the students felt this type of reactor could be the future of nuclear.  The students were also encouraged to reach out to people who may be able to help them, or benefit from their research. This led them to the American Nuclear Society.

 

Their goal was to educate the public and rid them of the perpetual fear of nuclear energy’s perceived lack of safety.  They hope that their education efforts will increase support for local nuclear reactor development, and thus will help boost the production of clean energy.

 

In order to help enlighten the public, we encourage you to visit their site, take the pre-learning survey, read through the pages, and take the post-learning survey.

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