Nuclear power

Explore the advantages and challenges of nuclear power as a clean energy source. Learn about the latest innovations in nuclear technology and how it can contribute to a sustainable future.
Nuclear Engineering, Hydroelectric Power Plant, Thermal Power Plant, Nuclear Power Station, Steam Turbine, Nuclear Plant, Hydroelectric Power, Nuclear Reactor, Geothermal Energy

Nuclear Power Plant Model

image from here Nuclear power plants work almost exactly like hydroelectric power plants, except they use controlled fission to make steam which turns the turbines, rather than using gravity and water to turn the turbines. Once we understood the nuclear reactor, it was easy to visualize because we'd already talked so much about hydroelectric power during our water unit. To help us visualize the fuel rods (small pellets of enriched uranium, arranged in a row inside metal rods), we put black…

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Jenni Rice