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Lesson 6 - Atoms to Electricity

Most power plants make electricity by boiling water to make steam that turns a turbine. A nuclear power plant works this way, too. At a nuclear power plant, splitting atoms produce the heat to boil the water.

This lesson covers

  • Inside the Reactor
    • Heat
    • Pressure
    • Water
  • Fission Control
    • Fuel assemblies
    • Control rods
    • Coolant
    • Pressure vessel
  • Electricity Generation
    • Generator
    • Condenser
    • Cooling tower