Start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. Control energy production in a nuclear reactor! (Previously part of the Nuclear Physics simulation - now there are separate Alpha Decay and Nuclear Fission sims.)
Sample Learning Goals
Describe how a neutron can give energy to a nucleus and cause it to fission.
Explain the byproducts of a fission event.
Explain how a chain reaction works, and describe the requirements for a sustained chain reaction large enough to make a bomb.
Explain how a nuclear reactor works and how control rods can be used to slow down the reaction.