005 - Nuclear Energy

Fatual Question

What is nuclear energy?

What are the benefits and problems of nuclear energy?

Key Terminology

            • Transboundary Pollution
            • Civil Society
            • Impacts

Define the key terms above by using the 'Useful Links' below:

Useful Links

Activity One - Watch

Divide your page into three and write the subheadings below at the top of each column. As we watch the clips fill in the columns.

      1. General Knowledge of Nuclear Energy
          • What is it?
          • How does it work?
      2. Positives of Nuclear Energy
          • Social Factors
          • Environmental Factors
          • Economic Factors
          • Political Factors
      3. Negatives of Nuclear Energy
          • Social Factors
          • Environmental Factors
          • Economic Factors
          • Political Factors

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy is Terrible

Nuclear Energy is Awesome

Activity Two - Transboundary Pollution

Generally nuclear reactors have stringent laws placed on them as the repercussions of an explosion are horrific. The damage of nuclear explosions are long lasting and can have devastating effects on the human body as well as the economy. The explosion of a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 caused untold and lasting damage on a local and regional scale. While the event happened three decades ago the consequences of the explosion can still be felt today. In fact there is someone on the corner of Route des Morillons protesting every day for the WHO to release accurate and 'truthful' data on the actual damage that was caused in Chernobyl.

      1. By using the map and the Youtube clip above describe the spread of the nuclear pollutants.
      2. Develop a timeline of the event and the spread of the radioactive cloud. To do this we are going to use https://timeline.knightlab.com/ You will need to include the following points on your timeline:
                    • Year
                    • Month
                    • Day
                    • Time (this is the one you will generally focus on)
                    • Headline (key event e.g. nuclear reactor overheats)
                    • Text (description of what was happening at that time)
                    • NB/ this is the first time I have used this software so we are learning together!
Taken From: http://faculty.virginia.edu/metals/Images/Chernobyl2.jpg

Example of Student's Work

Students presented the project in a variety of formats ranging from hand written leaflets to LucidPress. Below is an example of a student who used a googlesite.