Using Nuclear Energy

Using Nuclear Energy

by John Townsend
     
 

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In "Using Nuclear Energy", we find ou how scientists discovered nuclear power, what happens if you split an atom, and about the immense blast a nuclear weapon can create. We learn about fission, chain reactions, and how the science of the deadly Hiroshima bomb has been tamed to provide our homes with electricity. See how power plants deal with nuclear

Overview

In "Using Nuclear Energy", we find ou how scientists discovered nuclear power, what happens if you split an atom, and about the immense blast a nuclear weapon can create. We learn about fission, chain reactions, and how the science of the deadly Hiroshima bomb has been tamed to provide our homes with electricity. See how power plants deal with nuclear waste, calculate how much radiation is around you, and discover the many uses of radioactive material in our homes, schools, factories, and hospitals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432924898
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Series:
Why Science Matters Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

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