Non Renewable Energy: Nuclear Power

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Key takeaways
An overview of how nuclear power plants work.
An understanding of the process of fission.
A discussion of the dangers and benefits of nuclear power.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Non-renewable energy sources are natural resources that cannot be readily replaced as fast as their being consumed. In this class, students will be guided through how nuclear power can be used as an efficient energy source. Students will then gain a better understanding of the process of nuclear fission and how this is controlled in a reactor before learning the dangers and benefits of nuclear power. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for any student interested in the environment.

Try these classes next: Non Renewable Energy: Fossil Fuels, Renewable EnergyGlobal Climate ChangeHuman Activity and Greenhouse Gases

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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