What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process


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Fission of uranium-235 nuclei can produce _____ and other product isotopes.

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1. Nuclear fission is the process in which _____ with the release of energy.

2. It is harder to break apart a nucleus with _____ energy than a nucleus with _____ energy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on things like products of fission reactions, the definition of nuclear fission, the energy released from nuclear reactions, measurements of energy, and nuclear power plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will assess you more precisely on:

  • Power production at nuclear plants
  • The definition of nuclear binding energy
  • Energy released from a nuclear reaction of 1 kg of uranium
  • Characteristics of nuclear fission
  • Production of the fission of uranium-235

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nuclear power plants in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nuclear properties
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nuclear fission

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more about nuclear fission? Take a look at our lesson titled, What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process. With this lesson, you will learn more about:

  • Nuclear fission's process
  • Nuclear binding energy
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Uranium-235