Fun Fact 3: Every atom has a core (centre) which is officially called a
nucleus. The nucleus is a massive source of energy.
Fun Fact 4: A great amount of energy is produced from an atom when it is
broken. The atom splits and forms smaller atoms. This is when energy is
produced. It's also produced when atoms fuse together and become larger
Fun Fact 5: Atomic energy can be used to cause destruction as well as
construction. For example, the first atom bomb was created for use
during World War II which caused great harm, death and devastation to
homes and people.
Fun Fact 6: Atomic power plants can produce electricity. Such power
plants are found in various countries including America, France, Canada,
Japan, Russia, the UK and Australia.
Fun Fact 7: Atomic energy can be very constructive and beneficial when
used in the right way. For example, its production of radiation can be
used to prevent cancer from growing and it can eradicate dangerous
bacteria and germs.
Fun Fact 8: Certain vessel ships and submarines can be run on atomic
energy. Future research and scientific developments might allow other
methods of travel, such as cars and aeroplanes, to be powered by atomic
Fun Fact 9: Atomic energy is produced in nuclear power plants. Nuclear
energy a perhaps a more widely used term used these days in reference to
Atomic energy. Nuclear energy is produced in the same way; from atoms.
Fun Fact 10: Nuclear energy can be formed in two ways: nuclear fusion
and nuclear fission. What is nuclear fusion? Nuclear fusion is when
energy is released when atoms combine together and form a larger atom.
What is nuclear fission? Nuclear fission is when energy is released when
atoms split and form smaller atoms.
Fun Fact 11: The Sun provides us with a good an example of nuclear
fusion - this giant ball of gas constantly produces energy when atoms
Fun Fact 12: Atomic energy is a non-renewable energy source. This means
that non-renewable energy cannot be renewed.
Fun Fact 13: Atomic Energy can produce radioactive waste which can be
harmful to people as they can remain radioactive for thousands of years.
Radioactive materials must be removed or disposed in accordance to
special laws to protect human health and well-being.
Fun Fact 14: Atomic Energy can produce electricity. Nuclear power plants
produce electricity which involves nuclear fission. This is when atoms
split, forming smaller atoms and releasing electrical energy.
Fun Fact 15: Uranium is sourced from mines. This is the most commonly
used chemical element in nuclear power plants which is used to produce
electricity. It is a type of metal which is mined from various countries
including the United States, Russian, Canada, South Africa and