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Nuclear Science Merit Badge Day - Farley Nuclear Plant

7388 N. Highway 95, Columbia, AL 36319

Merit Badge
7/11/2020
0900
7/11/2020
1400
3/13/2020
6/1/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
$0.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
Alabama-Florida
Muskoke
Troop
38

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Southern Nuclear Plant Farley hosts their annual Nuclear Science Merit Badge Day

Event Description

On July 11th, Farley Nuclear Plant will host their annual Nuclear Science Merit Badge Day.  This will be a fun and educational day for Scouts to earn the Nuclear Science Merit Badge.

Registration will be open for the first 30 Scouts.  

PRE-WORK COMPLETED BY SCOUTS PRIOR TO VISIT

  1. Visit a place where X-rays are used. Draw a floor plan of this room. Show where the unit, the unit operator, and the patient would be when the X-ray unit is operated. Explain the precautions taken and the importance of those precautions. 

  2. Find out how many nuclear power plants exist in the United States. Locate the one nearest your home. Find out what percentage of electricity in the United States is generated by nuclear power plants, by coal, and by gas. 

  3. Give an example of each of the following in relation to how energy from an atom can be used: nuclear medicine, environmental applications, industrial applications, space exploration, and radiation therapy. For each example, explain the application and its significance to nuclear science. 

  4. Find out about three career opportunities in nuclear science that interest you. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession and discuss this with your counselor. Tell why this profession interests you. 

  5. Name three particle accelerators and describe several experiments that each accelerator performs.

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PRE-WORK COMPLETED BY SCOUTS PRIOR TO VISIT

  1. Visit a place where X-rays are used. Draw a floor plan of this room. Show where the unit, the unit operator, and the patient would be when the X-ray unit is operated. Explain the precautions taken and the importance of those precautions. 

  2. Find out how many nuclear power plants exist in the United States. Locate the one nearest your home. Find out what percentage of electricity in the United States is generated by nuclear power plants, by coal, and by gas. 

  3. Give an example of each of the following in relation to how energy from an atom can be used: nuclear medicine, environmental applications, industrial applications, space exploration, and radiation therapy. For each example, explain the application and its significance to nuclear science. 

  4. Find out about three career opportunities in nuclear science that interest you. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession and discuss this with your counselor. Tell why this profession interests you. 

  5. Name three particle accelerators and describe several experiments that each accelerator performs.

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