Nuclear Science Week 2022 – Mission to Mars events with 5th Graders
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Mission to Mars Event:
D.C. WIN hosted a Nuclear Science Week in-person event for three classes of 5th graders from Mason Crest Elementary School in Annandale, VA. During this one-hour event, students were tasked with imagining themselves as Martians and earthlings trying to decide what type of nuclear reactor would provide power for the first community on Mars. D.C. WIN members planned and executed this event.

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  • Nuclear Power
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  • Primary School Students
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Ready-To-Go Event
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Activity or Demonstration
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