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Other

Description:

This webpage contains a simulation that provides qualitative pictures of alpha radiation, fission of a Uranium 235 nucleus, and controlled and uncontrolled nuclear chain reactions. Evolution of the processes over time is shown. Variables such as the number of nuclei and the containment of reactions can be altered to demonstrate the statistical nature of the reactions. Sample learning goals as well as a teacher's guide for the simulation are available. This simulation is part of a large and growing collection. It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Nuclear Physics,NSDL,Uranium,Fission,Higher Education,nuclear power,Neutron,Nuclear Reactor,Modern Physics,Nuclear Reactions,Atom,Informal Education,Radioactivity,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Alpha Radiation,History/Policy/Law,Chemistry,Physics,Chain Reaction,Proton,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121131636645T

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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