Carbon emissions for nuclear power are far lower than for coal or gas power, though not as low as for wind power.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This short video discusses the environmental and monetary costs of nuclear power. It would be a great video to use in a lesson about alternative energy. The educator could show a video on several different energy sources (wind, solar, thermal, nuclear, etc.) and then ask students to discuss which energy source or combination of energy sources they think would be best for the future.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
Alexander Glaser - Dr. Alexander Glaser is Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is a participant in the University’s Program on Science and Global Security and works with the International Panel on Fissile Materials, which publishes the annual Global Fissile Material Report.