What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples


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What is the term for anything that has mass and takes up space?

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1. What is the ability to do work?

2. What is the term for a nuclear reaction in which a large nucleus is split into smaller nuclei?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your knowledge of nuclear energy and its characteristics. Topics you will need to know for the quiz include nuclear reactions and the different forms of energy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to assess your knowledge of:

  • The ability to do work
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Nuclear power plants

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ability to do work
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different forms of energy
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve energy practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about nuclear energy, review the corresponding lesson on What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Characteristics of nuclear reactions
  • Definition of nuclear energy
  • Relationship between nuclear reactions and energy
  • Differences between fusion and fission