MIT's Nuclear Science 101


Ever wondered what happens in a nuclear reactor, what a nuclear scientist actually does, and how nuclear power works? MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, the MIT Nuclear Reactor, and MIT+K12 Videos will give you a deep dive into the basics of nuclear energy, how it works and where it's going, and introduce you to the people working in this exciting field.

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    Inside MIT's Nuclear Reactor

    Ever wonder what actually goes on, day-to-day, at a nuclear reactor? Get an insider's tour of MIT's!

    Grades: 6-12
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    5 Things You Wouldn't Expect a Nuclear Reactor to Do

    Did you know that a nuclear reactor isn't the same thing as a nuclear power plant? What a nuclear reactor can do might surprise you.

    Grades: 6-12
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    What Do Nuclear Scientists Do?

    It's not exactly what you see in the movies... (it's actually much cooler.) Professor Mike Short of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering takes you through his lab. Learn about their cutting-edge research on making cleaner and safer alternative energy sources.

    Grades: 6-12
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    What's Nuclear Waste?

    A lot of people talk about nuclear waste—learn about what it is and the research in improving what we can do about it!

    Grades: 6-12
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    Nuclear Reactors vs. Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear reactors and a nuclear weapons have as much in common as a hamster and an alligator. Professor Mike Short of MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering explain how the science that powers nuclear plants and reactors is actually quite safe and quite different from what powers weapons.

    Grades: 6-12

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