Do you want to travel around the world with Richie, collecting energy and saving the planet?
Ask your parent’s permission to download ‘Richie’s World of Adventure’ game today!
On your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Visit the App Store and search for ‘Richie’s World of Adventure’
On your Android phone or tablet: Visit Google Play and search for ‘Richie’s World of Adventure’
Nuclear energy is made by splitting atoms of a metal called uranium, which makes huge amounts of energy that can be used to make electricity.
Nuclear power can provide electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year no matter what the weather is like.
Along with renewable energy, like wind, solar and hydro power, nuclear power is a clean source of energy that does not produce lots of carbon dioxide, which can harm our Earth.
Climate change is happening because we are producing lots of greenhouse gases - these are gases in the earth’s atmosphere (like carbon dioxide) which trap heat and act like the walls of a greenhouse, warming the temperature of the Earth. To stop global warming, we need to reach a goal known as net zero, where the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere is the same as the amount of greenhouse gases being taken out of the atmosphere.
Nuclear power plays an important part in reducing global warming by providing reliable, low carbon, clean energy, alongside other renewable sources of electricity. This means nuclear energy is balancing the amount of pollution it makes with the amount it cleans up. And the nuclear industry has already saved a huge amount of pollution – 70 billion tonnes of CO2 globally!
If you answer yes to one or more of the questions below, a career in STEM could be for you!
Visit the virtual world of Wonderlab+ and see how many skills you already have in this area!
If you already have a favourite area, whether it's science, technology, engineering or maths, that’s great! But if you’re not sure which you prefer, it can be hard to decide which subjects to study – this is where you can speak with your teachers, careers advisors or parents for advice.