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Nuclear Energy: Classroom Activities

Activity Concepts

Understanding the Half Life of a Radioactive Element

Radioactive elements, radioactive decay, half-lives, parent atoms, daughter atoms, atomic mass, subatomic particles, time, dating rocks.

Nuclear Fission Simulation

Nuclear physics, nuclear fission, sub-atomic particles, uranium decay, moderators, nuclear reactions.

Nuclear Power and your Community

Geography of nuclear power plants in the United States, spatial data, local energy production.

Nuclear Power Worldwide

Geography of nuclear power plants worldwide, spatial distributions, regional differences in energy policy, physical factors, anti-nuclear countries, policy basics.