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Nuclear Energy & Electricity

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Book Id: WPLBN0000701473
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 9.63 MB.
Reproduction Date: 2006
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Title: Nuclear Energy & Electricity  
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Energy, Energy and research series
Collections: Department of Energy Collection
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Publisher: Government Printing Office


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Excerpt: Foreword The Harnessed Atom is a comprehensive middle school teachers? kit that provides students and teachers with accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date materials about nuclear energy. The text reviews the basic scientific principles that underlie nuclear energy and focuses on atoms, radiation, the technology of a nuclear powerplant, and the issues concerning nuclear energy. One responsibility of the U.S. Department of Energy is to keep people informed about our Nation?s different energy sources. The Harnessed Atom helps meet this goal by providing students with the factual information they need to draw their own conclusions and make informed decisions about nuclear energy and related topics.

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Table of Contents: Unit 1 Energy and Electricity Page -- Lesson 1 -- Energy Review, 3 -- Lesson 2 -- Electricity Review, 10 -- Unit 2 Understanding Atoms and Radiation -- Lesson 1 -- Atoms and Isotopes, 17 -- Lesson 2 -- Radiation and Radioactive Decay, 22 -- Lesson 3 -- Detecting and Measuring Radiation, 27 -- Lesson 4 -- Background Radiation, 32 -- Lesson 5 -- Uses of Radiation, 38 -- Lesson 6 -- Fission, Chain Reactions, and Fusion, 45


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