Age range: 13 - 19
Resource type: lesson plan, presentation, text, video
Author: Panayiota Argiri
This educational package introduces students to the energy issue: the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy and renewable forms of energy, cultivating the role of a responsible citizen. The 18 information cards give a good overview on the importance of fossil fuels energy in climate change and into the environmental pollution, the probable benefits and risks that the use of nuclear energy entails as well as the possible environmental and economic benefits and harms deriving from the installation of hydroelectric and nuclear power plants. Also, 11 story cards present the variability of Renewable Energy Sources, its dependence on environmental conditions and problematize students about the cost of energy produced by RES and nuclear power plants. There are 21 question cards that help students to get acquainted with the Energy Issue. A 10-minute video lecture presents the main advantages and disadvantages of both RES and nuclear sources of energy.
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