NASCAR March 23

Nuclear Fusion: Harnessing the Power of the Stars

edited by: Carla C. Johnson, Janet B. Walton, and Erin Peters-Burton

In this lesson, students consider nuclear fusion and its potential to meet human energy needs in the future, as well as the substantial technology and engineering challenges associated with creating fusion reactions. They compare and contrast the processes of fission and fusion and the associated benefits and concerns about using these two processes as energy sources. A materials list, standards, safety notes, teacher background information, assessment, Internet resources, and references are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, About the Editors and Authors, Acknowledgments, Appendix, and Index.

Grade Levels

High School


Crosscutting Concepts Disciplinary Core Ideas Earth & Space Science Instructional Materials Performance Expectations Physical Science STEM


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/22/2019Pages 100Stock # PB425X8_L3

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