The gold we find on Earth did not come from our planet’s rocky crust. It was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. So gold is really extraterrestrial! (4:34 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Physics 11 content area Nuclear Physics

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CurioCity resources which align with the Yukon Physics 11 content area Nuclear Physics

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology content area: The Material World.

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Neutron Stars are some of the strangest things in the Universe. Not quite massive enough to become black holes they are basically atoms as big as mountains with properties so extreme it's mind-blowing.

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How much uranium would it take to power your house for an entire year? How is uranium used in a nuclear reactor to produce energy? Learn how Canada is a leading producer of nuclear reactors and how this energy gets to your house (Canada Science and Technology Museum and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories).

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What is nuclear fission, and why is it important? When was it discovered, and what is it used for today? Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to learn the science and history behind nuclear fission and energy.

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This first video in a set of three, provides a basis for a discussion of nuclear energy by looking at how we got to where we are today. This video is by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.

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CurioCity resources which align with Nova Scotia's Physics 12/Advanced Physics 12 Unit: Radioactivity

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CurioCity resources which align with Northwest Territories' Physics 30 Unit of Study on Atomic Physics

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CurioCity resources which align with Saskatchewan's Physics 30 Unit of Study on Modern Physics

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CurioCity resources which align with the Newfoundland and Labrador Physics 3204 Unit 3: Matter Energy Interface.

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CurioCity resources which align with Alberta's Physics 30 Unit of Study on Atomic Physics

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Learn about how new fusion technology could solve the world’s energy and emissions problems.

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