Two Types of Reactors in the United States
Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR)
PWRs keep water under pressure so that it heats, but does not boil. Water from the reactor and the
water in the steam generator that is turned into steam never mix. In this way, mo
Introduction: Chemistry for a Sustainable Future
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs; Our
Common Future: World Commission on Environment and Development of the United N
Nuclear Waste Worksheet
List two types of solid nuclear wastes that require storage.
Spent nuclear fuel (from reactors)
High level nuclear wastes (from weapons)
How much nuclear waste has the US presently accumulated? _
As of 2003 40,000 metric tons from
Sum Ergo Cogito
I Am Therefore I Think
A Skeptical Manifesto
By Michael Shermer
On the opening page of the splendid little book, To Know a Fly, biologist Vincent Dethier makes this
humorous observation of how children grow up to become scientists: Althoug
Nuclear Science Worksheet
1. Which famous scientist discovered radioactivity?
2. Which famous scientist named and studied radioactivity?
3. Which famous scientist used alpha particles to predict a model of the nuclear atom? _
4. Indicate which of the
Science and Pseudoscience
Set of methods designed to describe and interpret observed or inferred phenomena, past or present, aimed at
building a testable body of knowledge open to rejection or confirmation.
Vital part of science
Electrons can move!
From atom to atom to create ions
From object to object to create charged objects
Object that acquires an excess of electrons are
Object that loses electrons becomes positively
Electrical charges on objec
Push or pull that is capable of changing the
motion of an object
Produces a change in the state of motion of an object
Speed vs Velocity
Distance an object travels divided by the tie it takes
to travel the distance
From ABC News: Dec. 5, 2003
Medium as Messenger
John Edward Takes Talking to the Dead Mainstream He's got the swagger of a rock star, and the
marquee value of one as well. John Edward has become the hottest psychic in the country by tapping into
Atomic Theory Worksheet
Indicate if the following statements are True or False. Read the question carefully.
_ 1. According to atomic theory, atoms are composed of protons, electrons, and neutrons.
_2. Atoms of elements that have equal number of protons a
SAGANS TEN TOOLS FOR BALONEY DETECTION
In The Demon Haunted World Carl Sagan suggested some "tools for skeptical thinking." These include:
1. Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the "facts."
2. Encourage substantive debate on the e
Natural Science 2 Final Paper
Topic: Your paper must address the efficacy of a specific conventional or alternative
medical practice that is currently being used to treat or cure human disease.
For example: The use of acupuncture therapy to heal certain c