For this nuclear reactors worksheet, students use a diagram to match 28 words into a paragraph describing the parts of a nuclear reactor and what job they perform.
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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
Nuclear Chemistry Project
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...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
The World's First Human-Made Nuclear Reactor
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....
3 mins 9th - 12th Science