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137 reviewed resources for nuclear fission

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Nuclear Radiation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Through colorful diagrams and simple text, viewers are introduced to nuclear radiation. They discover alpha, beta, and gamma rays; they balance nuclear equations. You will impart important information to your chemistry class and give...
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Nuclear Reactions Answers to Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Written to accompany another slide show available through our site, the information here gives the history and trivia connected to nuclear decay research. This slide show concentrates on the definitions and theory of nuclear fission and...
1:30
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Nuclear Fission and Fusion

For Students 9th - 12th
Lab closed, gone fission! This video discusses both fission and fusion and their relationship to each other. In addition, it also explains why uranium, plutonium, and hydrogen are used and which process uses which elements. 
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Nuclear Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a comprehensive summary of introductory nuclear physics! Although the delivery is dry, the information is valuable and several "Check for Understanding" slides are interspersed throughout to reinforce learning. As a result of...
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Energy from the Nucleus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Vintage cartoon graphics show the process of nuclear radiation and some of the history of nuclear knowledge. Though the animation is dated, the information is still relevant. This would make an entertaining introduction to nuclear...
11:12
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Nuclear Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th
How does a nuclear reaction create such a large amount of energy? The idea of a nuclear reaction develops from a comparison with chemical reactions. The video instructor then explains the process of both nuclear fission and fusion. This...
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Nuclear Chemistry Worksheet

For Students Higher Ed
In this nuclear chemistry worksheet, students solve nine problems about half life, positron emission, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
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Nuclear Reactions: Fission and Fusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
These nicely designed slides work through the processes of nucelar fission and fusion with very clear, labeled diagrams that almost act as animations when you progress from slide to slide. Facts behind the process are summarized 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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What Are the Challenges of Nuclear Power?

For Students 6th - 12th
Engineering challenges, construction costs, and disasters are some of the challenges when it comes to nuclear energy. Watch a video that explains each of these and more in detail.
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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,...
3:45
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Nuclear Energy: Is Fission the Future?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nuclear energy powers the Mars rovers as well as provides energy in more than 30 countries around the world. While some believe nuclear energy is the future of energy production, others worry about the risk factors and radioactive waste....
10:09
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PS1C—Nuclear Processes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Need some strategies for teaching nuclear processes that are sure to cause an explosion of learning in your classroom? Get all the essential background knowledge, plus tips for getting your point across in a thoughtful video. Concept...
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How does Nuclear Fission differ from Nuclear Fusion?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine concepts of nuclear chemistry. They compare and contrast the topics of nuclear fission and nuclear fision. They predict the outcome of reactions based on the types of emissions and reactants.
3:21
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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....
8:37
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Fission And Fusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a high-quality presentation of how forces hold atoms together, but can be unstable in larger atoms. Fission and fusion are explained with colorful animated graphics and energy graphs. Explanations are elaborate, making this...
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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

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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Nuclear Chemistry Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Radiation has numerous real-world applications, some of which are relatively safe while others can be extremely hazardous. In this nuclear chemistry project, young scientists choose a practical use of nuclear reactions to research in...
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E = mc^2

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students investigate Albert Einstein’s equation regarding energy and the speed of light.  In this algebra lesson, students explore nuclear fission and chain reactions through the use of a simulation conducted on the TI 83+ calculator. ...
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Exploring Nuclear Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Every 18–24 months, nuclear power plants shut down to remove their used uranium fuel, a radioactive waste. Show learners how energy is made and used around the world and then focus on the United States' usage. Viewers then specifically...
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WS 6.1 Nuclear Particles and Reactions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this nuclear chemistry worksheet, students define radioactivity and the types of nuclear reactions. They label nuclear reactions with one of five types of reactions including fusion, fission, induced, natural decay or electron capture.
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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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Power Pellets! Nuclear Energy in the United States

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Nuclear power provides about 20 percent of the energy generated in the United States. The seventh activity in the series of 12 tackles nuclear power. After sharing what they know about nuclear energy, scholars complete a WebQuest make a...

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