Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how to harness its energy – for power and for weapons.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This video could be used in a basic lesson on nuclear energy. It gives a simple background of how this form of energy was discovered.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Alexander Glaser - Dr. Alexander Glaser is Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is a participant in the University’s Program on Science and Global Security and works with the International Panel on Fissile Materials, which publishes the annual Global Fissile Material Report.