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24.7: Applications of Nuclear Energy

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • trace the energy transfers that occur in a nuclear power reactor from the binding energy of the nuclei to the electricity that leaves the plant.
  • define the term “breeder reactor.”
  • list some medical uses of nuclear energy.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Applications of Nuclear Energy 1.0 1f, 11b

Activities for Lesson 7

Laboratory Activities

1. None


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1. Radioactivity Worksheet

Extra Readings

1. Facts and Myths About Civilian Nuclear Power Plants

Answers for Applications of Nuclear Energy (L7) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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