This resource from Defence Dynamics looks at the use of nuclear power in the context of a nuclear submarine. The file Nuclear fission and nuclear fuels contains materials that describe how nuclear fission takes place, before looking at the advantages and disadvantages of using nuclear power for both civilian applications and in submarine power plants. Renewable energy sources are considered as part of the civilian energy mix by looking at a press release from Friends of the Earth and an article from the Government News Network. Included are worksheets for students to use. Supporting material is given in the additional files. The UK Nuclear Power Plants file contains details of the capacity and lifetime of the nuclear power plants in the UK. The Renewable Energy Statement gives press release about how a Planning Bill will accelerate the use of renewable energies. The video shows life on a nuclear submarine.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Design for society and the environment, Science, Physics|
|Published||2000 - 2009|
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