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The World's First Human-Made Nuclear Reactor

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many consider nuclear reactors to be big and scary, yet the  first human-made nuclear reactor as described by this video was neither of these things. Built on a squash court in Chicago, the reactor was powerful enough to turn on a lamp....
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Nuclear Reactor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Bright and bold graphics are displayed as a narrator expounds on how a nuclear reactor functions. The clip is extremely short, and therefore not particularly worth hooking up your projector for. However, it is interesting and informative...
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Mining Uranium and Nuclear Reactor

For Students 6th - 12th
In this mining worksheet, students fill in the blanks to paragraphs about mining uranium and a nuclear reactor. Students fill in the blanks for 17 sentences.
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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...
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Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?—Part 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
In 1942, scientists first observed the first man-made nuclear reactor. The video introduces the history of nuclear energy from military development through today. It highlights the types of nuclear reactors built and the reasons as well...
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Nuclear Fission

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars control a nuclear reactor and learn to start or prevent a chain reaction with an informational resource that includes connections to nuclear energy as well as nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Brightly colored graphics are interspersed among slides in an attempt to add visual appeal, but the core of this collection comes more from informational content, mostly the history of nuclear energy. The safety of using nuclear reactors...
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WS 6.6 Nuclear Reactors

For Students 10th - 12th
In this nuclear reactor worksheet, students fill in the blanks of a with thirty five terms related to how a nuclear reactor functions. This includes the primary, secondary and tertiary cooling system.
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Exploring Media: Understanding and Identifying Editorial Perspective in Television and Radio News

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students research the topics Boat People: A Refugee Crisis, Dr. Henry Morgentaler: Fighting Canada's Abortion Laws, and CANDU: The Canadian Nuclear Reactor on the CBC Radio and Television Archives Web site.
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Extensive background material, clear objectives, and more are provided to help you teach an introduction to nuclear power. Learners will be able to explain how nuclear power is generated and how it compares to coal-created power. Provide...
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Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR): Energy for the Future?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Cheaper and cleaner nuclear power plants were invented 50 years ago in the United States, yet the first to be built are in China. The video explains how these nuclear power plants work. They run on thorium, which is common and more...
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Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear disaster in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. After reading an interview surrounding the aftermath of the event, your learners will then discuss how disasters can be...
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Nuclear Fusion: Energy of the Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Around 80 percent of the world's energy demands are currently met by fossil fuels. Nuclear fusion is being explored as a possible renewable energy source for the future. Acquaint your advanced physics learners with the process of nuclear...
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3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Awesome!—Part 3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Nuclear energy saves more lives than it harms. A powerful video explains the great things about nuclear energy and why we should increase nuclear power plants. It highlights the benefits for global warming and a new way to make nuclear...
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Generate an Argument: Indian Point Nuclear Plant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Small groups in your physics class collaborate on researching and forming an opinion on whether or not to continue operating the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Once the information is gathered and an argument developed,...
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Fermium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why is fermium, discovered after the nuclear fallout, on the periodic table when it has no known uses? It may not sound like an important element, but the story of the construction of the first nuclear reactor outside is fascinating....
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Breaking News: Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant (14th March, 2011)

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore current events by sharing information about the Japanese nuclear plant. In this nuclear energy lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of nuclear energy plants and whether or not they can typically withstand natural...
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Nuclear Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th
Which bichemicals wash up on shore? Nucleotides! Presentation covers alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. Includes a comparison of fission versus fusion. Presentation is the second in a five-part series.
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Do Some Research: American Physicist

For Students 4th - 6th
In this researching an American physicist worksheet, students discover the name, write a short report, and draw a picture of the developer of the nuclear reactor. Students complete three activities.
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The Facts on Nuclear Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students browse a Web site to gather information about nuclear power. They explain how nuclear power is generated and used.
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Nuclear Reaction Worksheet

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this chemistry worksheet, students solve problems related to the chemical reactions belonging the process of fission or fusion. The worksheet would require other space to do the problem solving.
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Atomic theory as a philosophical study was explored even by the Ancient Greeks. The knowledge of atoms was developed in the 17th century.  This PowerPoint explains how by the 1940's, splitting of the atom was discovered and since then,...
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Energy: Nuclear Power

For Students 7th - 9th
For this energy and nuclear power worksheet, students, with a partner, discuss what thirteen energy terms mean and match those same terms to their definitions in the second activity.
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Nuclear Chemistry Homework Problem Set

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this nuclear chemistry worksheet, students evaluate data from concentration experiments on radioactive iodine. They graph the data, determine radioactive decay and half life for the element.

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