Could uranium be used in schools?
It depends on the subject.
- english class, no
- history class, unlikely
- math class, no
- chemistry class, maybe
- physics class, very likely yes (as part of studying radioactivity)
- biology class, unlikely
- physical education/sports, no
- driver's education, no
- social studies class, no
Pure Uranium is radioactive; thus harmful. Inside a nuclear reactor, atoms get split. When the Uranium atom is split, it releases a huge amount of energy. This energy is called nuclear energy. Also the normal Uranium is not used in reactors. The Uranium that is used is enhanced; it is an isotope of Uranium. Uranium-237 and Uranium-238 are used in nuclear reactors. I hope this answer was useful for you.