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Chemistry 501 - Nuclear Chemistry (5 of 7) [Self-Paced Science]

Class
Dr. Jim Gifford, PhD-Chemistry, Physics, Science
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4.9
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(860)
Science, Chemistry: (Part 5 of 7) In this class, students will gain a basic understanding of the role the Nucleus plays in the atom. They will also explore how nuclear power plants work and what happened in the 3 largest nuclear disasters.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 12
7 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Welcome
Welcome
Lesson 2
Review of Atoms, Elements & Periodic Table
Review key concepts related to atoms, the elements, and the periodic table of elements
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Isotopes & Half-lives
Learn about isotopes, half-lives, and the begging of nuclear decay
 Week 3
Lesson 4
Nuclear Decay Reactions
Learn about alpha, decay, beta decay, gamma decay, fission, and fusion
 Week 4
Lesson 5
Nuclear Power Plants
Learn how a nuclear power plant works
 Week 5
Lesson 6
Nuclear Power Disasters
A detailed discussion of the nuclear power accidents at Three-mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima
Lesson 7
Conclusion
Conclusion
  • Students will learn about nuclear reactions, to include fission and fusion. They will take a basic understanding of atoms and develop their knowledge to how nuclear power plants work.
I have a PhD in Nuclear Engineering.  I have also taught about the nuclear fuel cycle to homeschool high school children, so I know how to present the material in a fun, interesting way to students that have no prior background about nuclear reactors.
Homework Offered
Practice problems will be provided at the end of each lesson and to apply and practice what the student learned from the material presented that week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Notes pages will be provided for the student to fill out during the lesson.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Joined August, 2019
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860reviews
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I'm an MIT & NC State grad and a homeschool dad! I love all things science and want to help kids learn to love science as well. I've taught my own kids for years as well as Chemistry at the university level. I have a bachelor's degree in... 
Self-Paced Class

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7 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 95 learners
Ages: 11-18

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