Nuclear Science Merit Badge at Science School (2013-01-6)

The cubs and scouts revisited the Areva Nuclear Power Plant to earn their Nuclear Science Merit Badges. A lot of the of the scouts were concerned about the effects on  their health and Rin asked what superpowers he might get visiting the power plant. Chris told Rin “How could you get any more Super?”. After some funny references to the Simpsons and Chernobyl we learned about how the plant generates power. After a tour of the plant we headed over to a model of the  Fukishima Reactor where we calculated our yearly radiation dosage and learned about how much radiation might be lethal.

 

Worried about the effects of radiation?

Inside the Reactor Building

Generator Room where the steam is converted to electricity

Model of  the troubled Fukishima Reactor

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