FuseNet has developed educational materials for secondary schools. The goal of these materials is to provide secondary school teachers with all the tools required to teach nuclear fusion in fun and engaging lessons.
The module consists of:
- A student reader
- Lecture slides
- Teacher's manual
- Additional exercises (coming soon!)
Module 5: Deployment
In this module, students learn about the current day and expected future energy landscape and how fusion might fit in there. The changes in demand and supply are discussed and from there we take a look at the possible benefits and contribution of fusion energy in the future. The benefits and disadvantages are discussed and put in a broader context. We take a closer look at the costs of a future fusion power plant: what parts are expensive and why? And will fusion be cheap enough to be competitive? Finally we take a look at the future steps in fusion: ITER, IFMIF-DONES and finally the DEMO reactors are the way forward.
The student reader helps put fusion in a broader context and discuss the economical side to fusion. It contains short classroom exercises and high-quality images and graphics. The lecture slides and teacher's manual provide secondary school teachers with a ready-to-use lesson to teach the contents of this module to their students.
All the materials are created by FuseNet and are free to use for educational purposes. The lecture slides are available in pdf-format and in ppt-format, so that you can edit the slides to your preferences or include extra slides. The student reader and teacher's manual are available as pdf-documents.
The material will be maintained and curated by FuseNet. Want to give us feedback on module 5? Please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.