Nuclear Fission and Steam - Steam Culture

On today's episode of Steam Culture, Brent is going nuclear and will be explaining how nuclear power generates steam.

While Brent is no nuclear physicist, he boils down the basics in a way that is easy to understand. It all starts with two main kinds of reactors: a boiling water reactor and a pressurized water reactor. It ends with steam turning a turbine and making electricity!

Watch the video to learn more about how steam generators are used in nuclear plants.

Key Terms:
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear power generation
Nuclear physics
Boiling water reactor
Pressurized water reactor
Steam generator
Uranium 235
Splitting atoms
Heat energy

If you have any steamy questions that you want Brent to answer, email him at Be sure to join us next Friday for the latest on Steam Culture.

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