Read section 8.1 and be ready to discuss.
Explain (briefly) the following terms/concepts:
vector quantity, scalar quantity, speed, velocity, acceleration, force, gravity, friction, position, distance, displacement.
Research the following (may be collected; will be discussed):
- what actual particles are fused most commonly in nuclear fusion?
- what temperature is needed for fusion reactions to begin? to be sustained?
- what is cold fusion? is it possible?
- what is plasma?
- how is plasma contained in neon lights?
- are there other examples of plasma use in technology and/or industry?
- what is a takamak? a stellarator?
- in fusion, the structures surrounding the reaction may become radioactive. is it really as “clean” as the public and media believe?
Read the section on Fusion in text and be able to answer the 3 questions.
Mini Test on Ch. 7 is next class, 1 March.
Presentations (radiation/nuclear energy) will be held on 27 February.
Presentations: Present to the class a summary/explanation of the topic or person and its/their relevance to the area of nuclear science and society, important contributions, or other relevant information. Include all sources used. Presentation should include 5 – 7 slides and be between 2-4 minutes. All group members should have an equal part in the presentation and the preparation. Please share the document with me before class on 27 February. Thank you.
Mini test on chapter 7 will be on 1 March. Review textbook and practice problems.
Study for mid-year exam: Safety, chemistry, scientific method, and possibly part of the radioactivity section (ch. 7).
This review may be helpful. Please disregard the sections we have not covered yet.
Study for mid-year exam (chemistry, safety, scientific method).
Meet in the learning commons next class (Monday). Remaining presentations will be done.
Test on chemistry – Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016. Be sure you are reviewing from the text and remember that you can attend tutor club Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Let me know if you need extra help.