What happens during nuclear fission and what a nuclear chain reaction is. How nuclear fission can be used to produce energy and the pros and cons of using that energy.
A video recreating nuclear fission with mousetraps and ping pong balls.
Learn about nuclear waste disposal and the problem of radioactive waste.
Reviews what happens during nuclear fission, what a nuclear chain reaction is, how nuclear fission can be used for energy, and the pros and cons of using nuclear energy.
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Learn how the discovery of the atomic nucleus soon led to the use of nuclear fission to generate electricity.