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DIY Nuclear Power Reactor

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Summary

An accessible and informative overview of the basic science and economics behind building a new nuclear power plant for KS4 science.

This video will poses the mock challenge students; If you're worried about solving the world's energy needs, why not get your mates together and build your very own nuclear power plant?

A visit to Finland reveals some of Europe's top experts giving their tips on how to go about building it.

While there will be an explanation of the science of nuclear fission, the main focus will be how they might manage to pay for it.

There are interviews with those who are both for and against nuclear power and finally, one of the world's leading financial analysts at PricewaterhouseCoopers, designers of the financing package for the newest nuclear power plant in Finland, share their insights.

Published : Jul 2010

15 mins

Series

Inside Science

Roles

Secondary Pupil

Subjects

Secondary Science

Chemistry

Physics

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