Energy: Nuclear Power
In this energy and nuclear power learning exercise, 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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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
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,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Chernobyl: A Story from Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area
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...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Power Pellets! Nuclear Energy in the United States
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...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Awesome!—Part 3
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...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?—Part 1
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...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable