Nuclear Energy

Curriculum support20 mins£3

Key takeaways
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 both 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 is a great class to clear differentiate between nuclear fission & fusion but also will allow students to gain a good understanding alongside examples as part of the wider topic of Energy across science studies.   

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Suitable for:

Suitable for all ability students studying Physics in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 who are looking to excel in their studies

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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