Nuclear Fission

Curriculum support20 mins£3

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Key takeaways
Be able to describe fission of 23592U and the products formed
Be able to explain the principle of a controlled nuclear reaction
Be able to explain how nuclear fission is used in power stations
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

Nuclear Fission is an important topic in Physics at GCSE or equivalent level.

In this class, students will cover the use and conditions necessary to generate electrical energy from nuclear fission, including describing the fission reaction, the nuclear reactor and the control of energy release in fission. 

This is a useful class as revision of the topic if students have already studied Nuclear Fission or as a class to get ahead or in place of any lost learning. 


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Suitable for all ability students studying Physics in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 who are looking to excel in their studies

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You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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