Basics of Atomic energy, including facts on how atomic energy is created Lost about 10 points, not far enough in depth(this was a science fair and I did not apply myself to "his" standards)
Science Fair - Atomic Energy
December 2, 1996
Atomic Power. Devastation. Destruction. Danger.
These are 3 common words that is often misleading and tangled up with atomic power.
The 3 'D's that I just stated make atomic power look cruel. Misleading because in fact
atomic energy is very clean and extremely useful. There are, however, many questions to
be answered in atomic energy. Like, for example, how does it work? What are its major
uses and how did it come about? And most importantly, what is the reality of the
'Danger' we often associate with it? There are many other questions, but in my report I
will try to answer these basic questions.
Nuclear power is very important in the US, among other countries. First, it aids with
electric output. In fact, 12% of all of our electrical energy comes from nuclear power.
The US in #1 in the consumption of electrical energy in the world with 10 to the 9th
power x 1,614 kilowatt hours. Russia places second on the list. With 78 power plants
producing electrical energy by atomic fission, the US is quite dependent on atomic
energy. The world also depends on atomic energy, Russia being heavily involved with
atomic power. The production of electricity is probably the most important
advantage/use of atomic power. Secondly, atomic power plants require less land
compared to coal. Also, they do not release harmful chemicals into the air. The only
form of pollution that an atomic power plant produces is thermal, which can be reused or