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SCIENCE: Chemistry 501 - Nuclear Chemistry (5 of 7)

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.
Dr. Jim Gifford, PhD-Chemistry, Physics, Science
783 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 67 learners
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" 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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Class Experience

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, PhD-Chemistry, Physics, Science
Lives in the United States
Chemistry & Nuclear Engineering Teacher/Nerd
783 total reviews
814 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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