Ethics in Science
Fission
Fusion
Climate Change
Energy
100

Who was Charles Dawson and what did he do?

Charles Dawson was a paleontologist who claimed to have discovered a collection of fossils that have been dug up in Piltdown, including an ape-like jawbone and a human-like skull. Years later they found out he had forged this discovery as well as 38 others.

100

Define Fission

a reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller nuclei.

100

Define Fusion

a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei are combined.

100

What are 3 examples of non-renewable energy?

oil, gas, coal, etc. 

100

Energy is the ability to do _________.

Work

200

What are three ethical challenges researchers face in science?

confidentiality, informed consent, researchers' potential impact on the participants and vice versa, scientific integrity, human rights and dignity

200

The fission process often produces _____________ radiation, and releases a very large amount of energy.

gamma

200

What does fusion power in our solar system?

The sun

200

What are 3 sustainable ways to produce energy for society?

solar panels, wind mills, fission, fusion, hydropower, geothermal power, etc.

200

Potential energy is ___________ energy.

stored

300

What is Plagiarism in the science community?

utilizing someone else’s words, published work, research processes, or results without giving appropriate credit via full citation.

300

Nuclear fission plants produce a ____________ -free electricity

carbon

300

What is the main element involved in fusion?

Hydrogen

300

What are the two gases involved in the greenhouse effect?

Carbon Dioxide and Methane

300

Define the Law of Conservation of Energy

Energy before the reaction has the same amount of energy after the reaction; 

energy cannot be created nor destroyed

400

What is Falsification of Data?

rather than manipulate the experiments or the data to generate preferred results, this transgression simply fabricates the data entirely.

400

Radioactive products are formed in fission: true or false?

True

400

Radioactive products are formed in fusion: true or false?

false

400

Methane causes how many premature deaths a year?

1 million

400

Mechanical energy is the energy that is possessed by an _____________ due to its motion or due to its position.

object

500

What does the Institutional Review Board in Ethics (IRB) focus on?

The purpose of IRB review is to assure that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in the research.

500

What two elements are most commonly used for fission reactions

Uranium and plutonium

500

What are 2 of the 3 requirements for fusion to take place

has to be 100 million degrees, has to be held together, has to be ionized.

500
What are 3 ways climate change effects Arizona?

hotter temperatures, more livestock dying, more wildfires, decreases the water in the Colorado River, etc. 

500

Light is a type of kinetic energy true or false?

True

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