Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Fusion and Fission - PowerPoint and Note [EDITABLE]

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This resource includes an 8-slide PowerPoint presentation with YouTube video links and an extremely simple 2-page note for students to copy down key points and diagrams.

This resource is also part of my amazing, cost saving Physics Bundle and the Nuclear Energy Enriched Bundle

Topics include:
• nuclear fusion & fission definitions
• nuclear fusion & fission diagrams
• where these reactions take place
• how each reaction occurs
• how binding energy affects the amount of energy released
• electricity production from nuclear fusion and nuclear fission

The PowerPoint touches on topics like energy production and nuclear weapons. It’s a short PowerPoint, but can lead to really great conversations on these topics. I wouldn’t leave this one with a supply teacher because you as the classroom teacher will be able to direct the conversations more effectively.

Usually, my notes are more of the fill-in-the-blanks style so that I can go through more content quicker. I didn’t do that here because I still want my students to develop note-taking skills before they go off to college or university. Use the 2-page note provided or have students write their notes in their binders or notebooks.

Again, this resource is quite simple, hence the low price tag.

The files are available in PDF format to print as-is and as EDITABLE DOCX document files and PPTX PowerPoint files if you need to make an adjustment to meet the needs of your students.

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Ontario Teachers: This resource aligns with the Ontario’s Secondary Science Curriculum: Energy Unit in Grade 11 University Physics SPH3U.

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