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Title: Nuclear Mice Demonstration: The Principles of Chain Reactions
Url: http://matse1.matse.illinois.edu/energy/c.html
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this activity to illustrate the principles of chain reactions. The demonstration uses ping pong balls and mouse traps to show the chain reaction process involved in fission. Each mouse trap is placed into a large container and given a ping pong ball placed on the trigger. Another ping pong ball is introduced into the system, demonstrating the activation energy.

The lesson includes step by step directions for the experiment. Discussion questions, teacher notes and a video clip are also included.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Nuclear fission
Science -- Physics -- Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity -- Study and teaching
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technical
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Tech prep
Key Concept: Physics -- Nuclear physics
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Instructional Material -- Demonstration
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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