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Nuclear Presentations and Research

You and your lab group will have two class periods to research and prepare a slideshow on one of the following topics

Beneficial uses of radiation and Nuclear Medicine Include both imaging like PET scans and radioisotopes. Where do we get radioisotopes which ones do we use? http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=gennuclear

http://www.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-medicine.htm

http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=3106

Hazards of radiation and radiation sickness What types of radiation are dangerous, how much can you absorb. What happens to your body. How are mutations caused. http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/000026.htm

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec21/ch317/ch317a.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/medical_notes/461921.stm

Fission: Reactions, energy release, and uses in future. Make sure to describe both beneficial and harmful uses of fission reactions. Who discovered it? When. How was the bomb built. http://www.atomicarchive.com/Fission/Fission2.shtml

http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/texts/fission/fission.html

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/2-17-2004-50656.asp

http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb.htm

Fusion: Reactions, uses, where found, and uses in future.  Make sure to describe both beneficial and harmful uses of fusion reactions. Who discovered it? When? Can we control it? http://www.atomicarchive.com/Fusion/Fusion1.shtml

http://www.howstuffworks.com/fusion-reactor.htm

Nuclear energy: Pro why should we increase production. Why would we want to build more reactors. What is a nuclear reactor? How is nuclear energy used to make electricity. http://www.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power5.htm

http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/society/nuclear.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_energy_body.html

Nuclear energy: Con why should we not increase production.  Be sure to include the two most famous nuclear disasters: Three Mile Island and Chernobyl http://www.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-power5.htm

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/three/

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/3426/

Nuclear waste: Pro why should we store it underground Is Yucca Mountain really dead. What other locations or solutions can be created. What is WIPP http://www.epa.gov/radiation/docs/radwaste/

http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/nuclear_waste_body.html

Nuclear waste: why should we leave it where it is. What are the benefits and risks of leaving nuclear waste where it is. Where is it? How is it stored? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29534497/

http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/texts/nuclear_waste_storage/nuclear_waste_storage.html

You and your group will be graded based on scientific accuracy, did you stay on topic, did you present useful information, was it detailed or vague. You should prepare a minimum of 5 slides You would need a minimum of 20 solid facts and/or equations.

Submit two potential test questions to Mr. K on a separate sheet of paper with your group members name and your topic. Be sure to include the proper answer. You must cover this material during your presentation.

This assignment will be worth two grades.