Thursday, February 14, 2013

Advanced Chemistry runs a Nuclear Reactor!!!

nuclear simulator game

Advanced Chemistry students ran a simulated nuclear reactor after learning about the events of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.  They tried to keep the reactor running without melting down while maintaining a power output of at least 1000 kW.
5th hour Logan McDaniel won a smarty pants for his class, running the reactor for 259 days with an average output of 1256 kW.  Next was Bryce Markins with 232 days at 1246 kW.  Finally, John John Underwood had 159 days at 1037 kW.  Many students had difficulty keeping their power above the average 1000 kW which caused blackouts in their city.  Still others could not control their reactions and overheated, experienced a meltdown, and had to evacuate their town!!!!

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