Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples


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1. How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?

2. Which type of reaction is involved with nuclear reactors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you determine how much you know about nuclear reactions. You will be tested on the definitions of nuclear fission and fusion, as well as where they occur and how they are different from chemical reactions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on the following:

  • Definitions of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
  • Difference between nuclear reactions and chemical reactions
  • Type of reaction in nuclear reactors
  • Nuclear particles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nuclear reactions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as chemical reactions and nuclear reactions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of an atom and their roles in the different types of reactions

Additional Learning

For additional information on nuclear reactions, see the accompanying lesson titled Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers:

  • The difference between nuclear and chemical reactions
  • Vocabulary relating to atoms and nuclear reactions
  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fusion