Understanding Nuclear and Radioactive Devices
About This Class:
There is a great deal of misunderstanding anytime someone starts talking about “Atomic” devices. What are the dangers, how are they used, what is a weapon versus what is a tool. Any time the sabers of war start rattling, the news is full of warnings about nuclear devastation. From a non-weapon status, most people are not fully aware of how nuclear powerplants work, what “radiation” for cancer means, or what items around the house might actually be “atomic” devices.
This course aims to remove some of the mystique, give a clearer understanding, and allow people to make better informed comments when they see discussions on the topic.
Radiation versus Contamination
Types of Radiation
Shielding to Block Radiation
Safe Distances from Accidents or Attacks
Heat Transfer and Basic Thermodynamics
How Nuclear Weapons Work
How Nuclear Power Works
How Nuclear Medicine Works
Notepad and Pen
This course is open to ages 14+