Nuclear Reactions

How does a nuclear reaction create such a large amount of energy? The idea of a nuclear reaction develops from a comparison with chemical reactions. The video instructor then explains the process of both nuclear fission and fusion. This is the 14th lesson in the 15-part series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners record the key information from the video as notes
  • Flip the classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time for discussion, questions, and practice
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a strong understanding of chemical reactions
  • This is the 14th lesson in the 15-part video series
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Pros
  • Explains nuclear reactions from the basics to establish a solid foundation of understanding
  • Incorporates diagrams and charts to allow for efficient note taking
Cons
  • None