Science & Nature
Chemistry 501 - Nuclear Chemistry (5 of 6)
(Part 5 of 5) 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.
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No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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What did the Uranium say to the Plutonium? "You're the bomb!" This class will teach you all about nuclear chemistry. Unlike regular chemistry where electrons are the focus, this course focuses on the cores of the atom or its nucleus. We will look at why the nucleus is so important to our larger world. From basic nuclear decay to full nuclear power plants, the students will learn to appreciate all that atoms can do. Students will have the opportunity to practice what they learn each...
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.
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.
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.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Dr. Jim Gifford, Ph.D.Chemistry & Nuclear Engineering Teacher/Nerd
731 total reviews
618 completed classes
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...