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Energy from nuclear power also has benefits and costs.

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Scientists R Us

Scientists R Us

Credit: Nathan and Jenny
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathan_and_jenny/2351400025
License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Kids are scientists – every day. Some kids make major discoveries. A few kids win science fairs and get to meet the president!

Amazing But True!

  • Caroline Moore is a citizen scientist. She was 15 years old when she made an important scientific discovery.
  • Taylor Wilson built a nuclear fusion reactor in his garage when he was 14.
  • Credit: Megan Slack (Federal Employee)
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taylor_Wilson_Presenting_Fusor_to_Obama.jpg
    License: CC BY-NC 3.0

    Taylor Wilson showing his work to Barack Obama [Figure2]

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With the links below, learn more about two young scientists. Then answer the following questions.

  1. What did Caroline Moore discover?
  2. How did Caroline Moore make her discovery?
  3. What are the two points that Taylor Wilson wants everyone to know?
  4. What does Taylor Wilson’s nuclear fusion reactor do?
  5. Does it Taylor Wilson’s reactor do everything that a nuclear fusion reactor should do to become an energy source?

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  1. [1]^ Credit: Nathan and Jenny; Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathan_and_jenny/2351400025; License: CC BY-NC 3.0
  2. [2]^ Credit: Megan Slack (Federal Employee); Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taylor_Wilson_Presenting_Fusor_to_Obama.jpg; License: CC BY-NC 3.0

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