Nuclear fission

This topic does not lend itself to much practical work; there are a few analogue demonstrations which can be valuable.

Students may have strong feelings about nuclear technology – power stations and bombs. You could make this a focus of your coverage of this area: the physics ideas won’t tell you what’s right or wrong, but they should allow you to make more informed judgments on questions such as nuclear waste disposal or the use of depleted uranium in weaponry.

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