Nuclear energy

Is nuclear power generation the answer to global warming? Is it dangerous?
Hard to know, if you don’t understand how it works.
This program explains the essential facts: what nuclear fission is, how a nuclear power station generates electricity and what the ‘nuclear fuel cycle’ is.

The DVD contains two versions:

  • a basic version, suitable for all secondary levels (22 min)
  • an advanced version for senior secondary and tertiary science students (27 min)

The advanced version has additional detail about the nuclear fuel cycle, such as the science underlying fuel enrichment. Each version is supported with a chapter menu.

There are also ‘extras’, outlining the basics of breeder reactors, fusion, and an example of fission products.

The DVD is supported with teacher notes and student worksheets.


How To Order

Teacher Notes Yes
Year Levels Junior to Senior secondary
Format DVD
Duration 27 min
Year Produced 2008
School Price $120 incl GST (+$8 p&h In Aust/ elsewhere POA)