Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work?—Part 1

In 1942, scientists first observed the first man-made nuclear reactor. The video introduces the history of nuclear energy from military development through today. It highlights the types of nuclear reactors built and the reasons as well as the locations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign different nuclear reactor accidents to groups of students to research and present to the class
  • Discuss the cost of nuclear energy versus other types of energy
Classroom Considerations

  • Video is the first in a three-part series on nuclear energy

  • Includes subtitles in more than 30 languages for English learners
  • Works well in traditional and flipped classes

  • None