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Informational & Curriculum Resources

Welcome! The National Nuclear Science Week endeavors to provide a rich assortment of curriculum assistance. The following activities are ready to use in your classroom.

Key

                     
EL appropriate for grades 3-5
MS appropriate for grades 6-8
HS appropriate for grades 9-12
CL appropriate for students in college or beyond

Get to Know Nuclear

The Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues   EL, MS, HS
This site provides a web-based source of information on a host of topics including nuclear science, the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear waste. This library provides authoritative information that has been vetted through a National Advisory Board.

General Chemistry Case Studies   MS, HS, CL
This site introduces and explains the various components of Nuclear Chemistry. Pictures, problems, and case studies will help you illustrate the full view of nuclear science for your students.

A Day with the Atom  EL, MS, HS
What would our lives be like without nuclear technologies? This article can help your students understand the vast array of effects that radiation and nuclear technology has on our day-to-day lives.

Nuclear Connect MS, HS, CL
The Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information website has a wide range of information, resources, lesson plans, and project ideas useful for teachers and their students.

Nuclear Careers

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists     HS, CL
ARST strives to foster the professional growth of radiologic technologists by expanding knowledge through education, research and analysis. The Career Center answers questions and gives advice for those interested in a job in the field.

Health Physics Society   MS, HS, CL
This site provides information and answers questions about radiation and radiation safety. The “Student” section of the site has excellent resources for career exploration.

Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy   MS, HS, CL
The Department of Energy’s website is an excellent resource for learning more about all types of energy, including nuclear energy. Here you will find resources about how we currently use electricity, emerging energy technologies, student programs in science, and more.

BioEnergy Science Center     EL, MS
This site provides resources for teachers to prepare lessons to teach students about “Turning Grass to Gas,” and alternative energy sources.

Energy Education & Workforce Development   EL, MS, HS
This Department of Energy site can help teachers prepare lesson that stress the importance of green energy while enhancing require curriculum. Here you’ll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects, and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics.

Science Education EL, MS, HS
ScienceEducation.gov connects teachers and students to free, federally-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education resources. This site has links to hundreds of government sponsored websites including NASA, DOE, USGS and NIH.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Student’s Corner EL, MS, HS
This site for students presents easy to understand definitions and explanations about nuclear science, nuclear energy, and current events.

NBC Learn   EL, MS, HS
NBC Learn offers excellent free resources on energy as well as other subjects. It also offers the opportunity to purchase programs.

Nuclear Safety

Health Physics Society MS, HS, CL
This site provides information and answers questions about radiation and radiation safety. The “Teacher” section of this site has excellent resources for preparing to teach about radiation, its sources, and proper safety procedures.

Nuclear Medicine

Health Physics Society MS, HS, CL
This site provides information and answers questions about radiation and radiation safety. The “Health Care Personnel” section of this site provides several excellent resources for a basic introduction to radiology and nuclear medicine.

How Stuff Works – Nuclear Medicine HS
This site explains nuclear medicine and how it is used to check the body for health issues. PET scans, cardiovascular imaging, and bone scanning are examples of some of the topics students can learn about.

Nuclear & Society

The Atomic Archive   MS, HS
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb – a crucial turning point for all mankind.

National Lab Network   MS, HS
The National Lab Network is an e-matching platform that links teachers to STEM professionals interested in their project. Connect with nuclear scientists in your area and add them to your teaching team.

U.S. Department of Energy - Innovations   MS, HS, CL
The Department of Energy’s Energy.gov website is an excellent resource for learning more about all types of energy, including nuclear energy. This portion of the site includes articles regarding current developments and emerging technologies in energy research.

Nuclear Pathways Search Engine   MS, HS, CL
Nuclear Pathways makes information on historic and current nuclear issues more accessible and comprehensible to the public, educators, and students from middle school through graduate programs.

International Atomic Energy Agency   HS, CL
The IAEA site provides information on food/health, safety, technology, and security issues related to nuclear energy and technology. Topics include nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle and waste management, energy planning, economics and finance, nuclear safety, nuclear law, international conventions, as well as nuclear non-proliferation and safeguards. This is an excellent site for current news in nuclear energy and safety.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation   MS, HS, CL
The Nuclear Files is an effort to provide the average person access to important documents that often disappear from the public realm and seem to be accessible only to specialists. There is a timeline of information on a variety of nuclear topics.