Topic 1: Basic Nuclear Physics – Step 3

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Critical Thinking for Chapter 1

What does a dying star have to do with nuclear spent fuel? Where do elements come from?

Think about your answer. Write it down. Then listen and watch!

 
What to listen for in the video below:
  1. Three stages of a dying star
  2. The elements associated with each stage
  3. The role of gravity, heat, and energy
  4. How the process is finally stopped
 

Now rewrite your answer based on the listening and viewing material.  

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