Segment 1: Uranium
The first segment of Nuclear 101 introduced uranium, an element that has been fundamental in the development of nuclear technology.
Segment 2: The Discovery of Uranium
The second segment of Nuclear 101 briefly discusses the discovery of uranium's radioactive properties and how it was determine that this property could be harnessed as a source of energy.
The third segment of Nuclear 101 introduces uranium's atomic structure, the building block for understanding the element's radioactive properties.
Segment 4: Radioisotopes
The fourth segment of Nuclear 101 explains radioactive isotopes, radioactive decay, and why uranium is a radioactive element.
The fifth segment of Nuclear 101 discusses alpha and beta radiation as a result of radioactive decay as well as the effect of radiation exposure.
Segment 6: Types of Radiation Part 2
The sixth segment of Nuclear 101 discusses gamma and neutron radiation and why a substance such as water can be useful in stopping several types of radiation by breaking the chemical bonds within these atoms.
Segment 7: Radioactive Half-Life
The seventh segment of Nuclear 101 discusses the concept of radioactive half-life and how the amount of time it will take for radioactive elements to become inert, and no longer radioactive, can be determined by calculating radioactive decay.
Segment 8: Uranium Mining
In the eighth segment of Nuclear 101 the discussion of the nuclear fuel cycle begins. This segment discusses the various ways in which uranium can be mined such as open pit, underground, and in-situ recovery mining methods. Research is currently being conducted to determine if it is possible to extract uranium from seawater where it exists in low concentrations.