Nuclear Energy

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Be able to describe the difference between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
Be able to describe the advantages of using nuclear reactions to generate electricity.
Be able to describe the disadvantages of using nuclear reactions to generate electricity.
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

Nuclear energy is used as a source of electricity but there are advantages and disadvantages to this use. In this class, students will gain a clear understanding of nuclear energy, considering the differences between nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. They will also discuss the ability nuclear energy has to generate electricity and consider the pros and cons to this type of energy. This class is great for students in Years 10 and 11 who are confused on the topic or want to revise!

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This class is suitable for students in Years 10 and 11.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
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