By:Lorin Ashlie Dieppa

Uranium is..

Uranium is the chemical element of atomic number of 92. It is a gray,dense radioactive metal used as a fuel in nuclear reactors. It is deadly and can harm humans and animals.

All about uraniunm

Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, in the mineral called pitchblende. It was named after the planet Uranus.Uranium occurs in most rocks in concentrations of 2 to 4 parts per million and is as common in the Earth's crust . Uranium occurs in seawater, and can be recovered from the oceans. Uranium was apparently formed in supernova about 6.6 billion years ago. While it is not common in the solar system, today its slow radioactive decay provides the main source of heat inside the Earth.Uranium has a melting point of 1132 C.Uranium is also a non-renewable resource.And since it is so deadly and non renewable people can not use them in everyday life but we do use it for nuclear power.
Uranium (version 1) - Periodic Table of Videos


1. Is it renewable or nonrenewable?

2. Where is it found on Earth or is it produced with technology in

a factory (some are both, need all information ) (wells, mined,

manufactured, etc.)?

3. How does it work to produce energy for individuals and whole groups

or communities? (might need diagram or images)

4. Are there products created or other uses for this energy?

5. Who uses it now ( individuals, groups and/or country, explain)

6. Is it expensive, show some data facts in a graph or visual describing

current production and consumption of your energy?