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Nuclear Energy Crossword

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What fuel is most widely used for nuclear energy? Uranium
All nuclear energy in the USA is used for what? Electricity
When an atom splits and creates energy to turn a turbine. What is it called? Fission
When 2 or more atomic nuclei collide to produce a new type of atomic nucleus. This is called? Fusion
What's another word for not replaceable? Nonrenewable
What type of energy uses Radioactive elements for energy? Nuclear
Where is the energy made at most of the time? Power Plant
What does it produce that is harmful to the environment? Radioactive waste
Where is nuclear waste stored? Repositories
What do you call fuel that has been removed from the reactor? Spent Fuel

Nuclear Physics Crossword

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Force that holds the nucleus of an atom together StrongForce
Force that acts on large bodies such as planets and stars Gravity
Two Nuclei combine to produce a nuclei with more mass Fusion
The most penetrating radiation, created the fictional "Hulk" GammaRadiation
Very small particle that carries strong force Gluon
Nuclear force that leads to beta decay WeakForce
A radio-isotope that emits non-ionizing radiation and is used to signal the presence of an element or specific substance Radiotracer
Can block alpha particles paper
Splitting of an atom of one element into an element of another atom Fission
The amount of energy needed to bind an element together BindingEnergy
The force that causes attraction between protons and electrons and repulsion between charges of the same kind ElectromagneticForce
Uses a phosphor detector to detect radiation and emits a bright light GeigerCounter
Particles emitted from a radioactive source, there are several types of these Radiation
Can block gamma radiation Lead
Particle with the mass of an electron but has a positive charge Positron
Mass needed to make a fission or fusion reaction work CriticalMass
Helium nuclei that have been emitted from a radioactive source AlphaParticle
Can block beta particles Plastic
Name of a city in which an atomic bomb was dropped on in WWII Hiroshima
Last name of the man who created the equation E=mc^2 Einstein
The amount of time for half of a substance to undergo radioactive decay HalfLife
Bomb made using the fusion of hydrogen into helium HydrogenBomb
Bomb made using the fission of uranium atoms AtomicBomb
Happens when a nuclear power plant explodes Meltdown
Radioactive isotopes can be used for medical ______________. Imaging

Nuclear Energy Word Search

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Radioactive
Fossil Fuels
Uranium Fuel
Power Plants
Nuclear Reactor
Atoms
Electricity
Nuclear Radiation
Nucleus
Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Energy

Energy Word Search

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waves
vibration
fossil fuels
uranium
natural gas
coal
oil
nonrenewable resource
renewable resource
biomass
geothermal
solar
wind
hydroelectric
sound
sun
fusion
fission
nuclear
electromagnetic
electrical
chemical
thermal
mechanical
elastic
gravitational
potential
kinetic
joule
energy

Nuclear Energy and Radioactive Materials Crossword

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What is a nuclear reaction that causes a nucleus to split into two or more pieces and releases neutrons and energy? fission
What is a continuous series of nuclear fission reactions? chainreaction
What is a nuclear reaction in which two light nuclei fuse together under extreme temperatures to form heavy nuclei and releases energy? fusion
Alpha decay, Beta decay, and gamma decay are all types of what? radioactive decay
What results in a new element with 2 less than the original atomic number and 4 less than the original mass number? Alpha decay
What are fast moving negative electrons that have the same mass as an electron? Beta particle
Alpha particles, Beta particles, and Gamma rays all produce what? radiation
Both nuclear fusion and nuclear fission produce what? nuclear energy
The time it takes for one half of a sample of radioactive material to decay is called what? halflife
The electricity produced from a nuclear reaction is called what? Nuclear power
What is positively charged, is made up of 2 protons and 2 neutrons, and the more massive type of nuclear radiation? Alpha particle
What results in the atomic number increasing by 1 and the mass staying the same from its original value? Beta decay
What is a type of radioactive decay that does not change the mass number or the atomic number of an atom? gamma decay
The changing of one element into another by radioactive decay is called? Transmutations
Too many protons and neutrons can cause a nucleus to become what? unstable
Fusion is the power scource for what? stars
The 2 factors that depend on risk of damage from radiation are the type of radiation and the amount of what? exposure
The human body has evolved to withstand what type of radiation? background
Nuclear energy is a _____, long term solution for producing power. dependable
What is it called when you have a different number of neutrons than the base atom? isotope
A graph of the number of radioactive parent nuclei remaining in a sample as a function time is called what? decay curve
Where in Ukraine did a devastating nuclear disaster happen that caused the whole area to have high levels of radiation? Chernobyl
What is it called when the number of electrons are different from the number of protons? ion
Using knowledge of half-life to date very old specimen is called what? radiometric dating
What is a form of electromagnetic energy? (symbol:Y) gamma ray
The energy produced from a nuclear power plant can be used to make what? electricity
A ___ nuclear ____ causes protons and neutrons to attract to one another strong force
A factor of ____ _____ is the proton/neurton ratio nuclear stability
Who made the famous, mass-energy equation?(E=mc^2) Einstein
____ is one of the risks from being exposed to high levels of radiation cancer

Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy Resources Word Search

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nonrenewable resources
biofuels
photosynthesis
geothermal plant
solar collector
windmills
wind farm
hydroelectric dam
photovolactic cell
radioactive decay
fusion
geothermal energy
biomass
solar energy
hydroelectric energy
wind energy
fission
nuclear energy
fossil fuel
energy resources

Non-Renewable Energy Sources Word Search

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Burned
Radioactive
Dead Plants
Plutonium
Uranium
Renewable Energy
Petroleum
Peat
Nuclear Fission
Nonrenewable energy
Natural Gas
Inexhaustible Energy
Greenhouse Effect
Global Warming
Fossil Fuel
Exhaustible Energy Source
Energy
Conventional Energy
Coal
Acid Rain

Hanford Word Search

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Atomic bomb
Columbia river
Contamination
Hanford
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear waste
Plutonium
Radioactive
Uranium
Vitrify

Nuclear Energy Crossword

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The energy released by nuclear fission or fusion Nuclear energy
The splitting of an atomic nucleus into two smaller fragments, accompanied by the release of a large amount of energy Fission
The joining of two lightweight atomic nuclei into a single,heavier nucleus, accompanied by the release of a large amount of energy Fusion
The emission of energetic particles or rays from unstable atomic nuclei Radioactive Decay
Processes involved in producing the fuel used in nuclear reactors and in disposing of nuclear wastes Nuclear fuel cycle
The process by which uranium one is refined after mining to increase the concentration of fissionable U-235 Enrichment
A device that initiates and maintains a controlled nuclear fission chain reaction to produce energy for electricity Nuclear reactor
Type of nuclear fission in which nonfissionable U-238 is converted into fissionable Pu-239 Breeder nuclear fission
A reactor fuel that contains a combination of uranium oxide and plutonium oxide. Mixed oxide fuel
The used fuel elements that were irradiated in a nuclear reactor Spent fuel
Radioactive solids,liquids,or gases that give off small amounts of ionizing radiation Low-level radioactive wastes
Radioactive solids, liquids,or gases that give off large amounts of ionizing radiation High-level radioactive wastes
To dismantle an old nuclear power plant after it closes Decommission

Environmental Issues Crossword

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anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument, building, or other structure Landmarks
clouds or rain containing sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides that cause problems in the environment Acid Rain
a group of European countries united to bring advantages to members that might not be available to the smaller nations; it works to improve trade, education, farming, and industry among the members European Union
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms fossil fuels
a large vaned wheel rotated by the wind to generate electricity wind turbines
air pollution caused by sunlight acting on the  gases from automobile and factory exhausts or other atmospheric pollutants smog
waste gases or air expelled from an engine, turbine, or other machine in the course of its operation exhausts
four days in London when people could not see in front of them due to air pollution great Smog
an installation where electrical power is generated for distribution power plants
areas in London where, in order to improve air quality, only smokeless fuels can be used smokeless zones
a substance in the air which has harmful or poisonous effects. Air pollution
the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity nuclear energy
producing or capable of producing abundant vegetation or crops fertile
material that emits radiation which can damage living tissue radioactive
- an area in the Ukraine immediately surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant where radioactive contamination is highest and public access is restricted. exclusion zone
device used to initiate and control a nuclear chain reaction, and can be used at power plants to generate electricity reactor