How is most Electricity Made? Steam produced SteamTurbine Generator Heat Its where the heat comes from that changes…
How Nuclear Power is Made Hi! My name is Roddy Nuclear, and I am a Uranium Fuel Pellet. I am used to make electricity at nuclear power plants!
Fuel Equivalents 3 Barrels of Oil 3 Barrels of Oil 5,000 lbs. of Wood 5,000 lbs. of Wood 1 Uranium Fuel Pellet 1 Uranium Fuel Pellet 2,000 lbs. of Coal 2,000 lbs. of Coal 17,000 ft 3 Natural Gas
Nuclear Fission When an atom (such as Uranium) is hit by a neutron, it becomes unstable and splits. This is called NUCLEAR FISSION. The atom splits in two, and releases neutrons and energy. Nuclear reactors use this energy as the heat source needed to make electricity.
Nuclear Power in Your Backyard There are 434 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide.There are 434 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide. 31 countries have nuclear power plants.31 countries have nuclear power plants. 100 of these plants are in the United States – 7 new plants under construction!100 of these plants are in the United States – 7 new plants under construction! 17 plants in Canada, 2 in Mexico17 plants in Canada, 2 in Mexico What plants are close to where you live?What plants are close to where you live?
Nuclear Power is… CleanClean SafeSafe ReliableReliable A stable energy supply for the futureA stable energy supply for the future
National Nuclear Science Week 2013 October 21-25, 2013October 21-25, 2013 Recognizes the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day!Recognizes the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day! Topics:Topics: –Get to know nuclear –Careers in the nuclear fields –Nuclear energy generation –Nuclear Safety –Nuclear Medicine
2013 Drawing Contest Theme: Roddy Nuclear promotes National Nuclear Science Week!Theme: Roddy Nuclear promotes National Nuclear Science Week! 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper On the BACK of the drawing, write:On the BACK of the drawing, write: –Your name –Your age & grade –T shirt size –Your school & teachers name Drawings due 10/25/13Drawings due 10/25/13
2013 Drawing Contest Ideas How do we use nuclear science today?How do we use nuclear science today? Archaeology Crime investigation Medicine/Hospital Technology EnergyAgriculture
2013 Drawing Contest Ideas How does nuclear science benefit the world?How does nuclear science benefit the world? Helps protect the environment by reducing emissions Is a source of clean, reliable energy Creates jobs Nuclear Energy… Nuclear Medicine… Improves cancer screening tools Diagnoses and treats diseases Nuclear Technology… Powers space exploration! Helps detect land mines Combats crop diseases
15 th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest Winners will be chosen online! Cast your vote @ www.cleanenergyinsight.org Drawings will be showcased at the 2013 ANS Meeting in Washington, DC November 10 – 14, 2013! North American Young Generation in Nuclear www.na-ygn.org Contestants are aware that the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) is a non-for-profit organization, one of whose goals is to communicate the public about the many ways in which nuclear science and technology have a positive impact in their daily lives and make important and valuable contributions to our society. By participating in the contest, contestants grant the North American Young Generation in Nuclear the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, the World Wide Web, at any time or times, the drawing and the contestants name, as news or for public information and education on the benefits of the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology without additional consideration or compensation. The drawing becomes the property of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear and will not be returned.