This is a longer video, but it is a good one. We will go into more detail in class about the disasters.
Source: various educators and Langhans
1. The waste products of nuclear fission
a. are harmless. b. are safe after 20 years.
c. can be destroyed by burning them. d. remain radioactive for thousands of years.
2. Nuclear power plants use
a. uncontrolled fusion reactions. b. uncontrolled chain reactions.
c. controlled fusion reactions. d. controlled chain reactions.
3. Which of the following is a benefit of using nuclear power?
a. Nuclear power plants are more expensive to build.
b. The supply of uranium is limited.
c. The use of nuclear power does not release harmful gases into the atmosphere.
d. Nuclear waste can be stored anywhere.
4. Energy for your home cannot yet be generated using nuclear fusion because
a. incredibly high temperatures are needed.
b. more energy is needed to create and contain the plasma than is produced by fusion.
c. it is very difficult to contain a plasma.
d. All of the above
5. Many of the technological advances over the last 50 - 75 years have been in the area of weaponry and warfare, such as atomic/nuclear weapons, radar, biological weapons, etc. These advances have both positive and negative aspects. Which statement describes a positive aspect of these advances?
a. Biological weapons are much safer than previous weapons used.
b. Because of the range of weapons these days, no place is really safe.
c. Advances in equipment like radar and body armor has prevented injuries that previously couldn't have been avoided.
d. The lingering radiation from atomic weapons kill people and destroy the land for a time well after the weapon is detonated.