Sites2See – nuclear jeopardy

Secondary KLAs:
Human Society and its Environment, Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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Philippsburg nuclear power plant

Photo of Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Germany by Lothar Neumann, Gernsbach CC BY-SA 2.5

Resources to help understand and debate the issues around continuing and future use of nuclear energy after the nuclear accidents in 2011 at Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini and after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Includes links to sites and information for both sides of the nuclear energy debate, including information about past nuclear accidents, and the beneficial uses and applications of nuclear science.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-11PW) explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems

(SC5-17CW) discusses the importance of chemical reactions in the production of a range of substances, and the influence of society on the development of new materials

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU177) All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms

(ACSSU190) Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Radioactivity, Nuclear disasters, Nuclear energy
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Resource ID: cebcc648-1f2d-43c5-aaff-bf9fb0638b6c