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5 Matching Questions

  1. Photovoltaic Cells
  2. Uranium 238
  3. Uranium 235
  4. Ionizing Radiation
  5. Law of Conservation of Energy
  1. a Radiation which dislodges electrons form the molecules they hit causing them to change chemically and impair normal functions, effects: burned tissue, anemia, impaired cell division, cancer
  2. b an unstable, fissionable isotope of uranium
  3. c solar cells which convert the sun's energy into electrical energy
  4. d Energy can not be created or destroyed, but it can change form
  5. e a stable non-fissionable isotope of uranium

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a device that converts the kinetic energy captured by a turbine into electrical enrgy
  2. The part in the containment building where the fuel rods come together to begin the chain reaction, and where the control rods are placed in between the fuel rods to slow the chain reactions
  3. Gives off low levels of ionizing radiation for a shorter time period, requires safe storage for 100 to 500 yrs
  4. the minimum amount of radioactive material necessary for a chain reaction
  5. Reactor using fuel/control rods to create heat, used to make steam to eventually spin a turbine

5 True/False Questions

  1. Fuelthe process by which the nuclei of small atoms combine to form a new, more massive nucleus; the process releases energy


  2. Fuel RodsA substance from which energy is formed


  3. Subcritical Massthe minimum amount of radioactive material necessary for a chain reaction


  4. Cooling Towertower in which the extremely high temperature steam (from the light water plant design) is cooled and condensed back into water to be reused


  5. TurbinesA substance from which energy is formed


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