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

Energy Solutions Foundation has provided a number of these lesson plans, which will provide you with step-by-step ways to teach the fundamentals of nuclear science.

Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World

Developed by the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, Navigating Nuclear provides educators with standards-aligned resources to connect students to the many fact-based applications of nuclear processes. Students will use nuclear science principles to explore energy, medicine, geology, astronomy, and more!

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NAYGN's Global Fuel Cycle Game

Develop an interactive workshop where teams, representing various countries shall develop solutions for addressing the fuel cycle needs of the country they represent, as well as those from other developing countries.

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Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

This guide was inspired by the ANS national teacher workshop by the same name. It includes units on: Modeling Atoms, Making Atoms Visible, Personal Dose, Irradiation and Benefits, Half-Life, Measuring and Units (using a Geiger counter), Fission, Decay Chains, Radiation Types, Waste and Energy Production.

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The Atomic Nucleus

Atoms are all around us. What exactly is in them? This PowerPoint presentation can help your students learn about radioactivity.

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The Nuclear Wall Chart

The Nuclear Science Division together with CPEP (The Contemporary Physics Education Project) have produced the Nuclear Science Wall Chart. You can order classroom materials and request reproduction rights for printed materials.

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Tearing Through a Half-Life

Teach students what the term “half-life” really means. A great kinesthetic activity.

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Nuclear Popcorn

A great edible activity for teaching students about radioactive decay.

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Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Oh My!

Help your students understand how a radioactive element progressively decays to eventually create a stable atom.

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Radioactive Decay

Teach students about radioactive decay through this kinesthetic activity.

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Radioactive Decay Chains

Help your students understand how alpha, beta, and gamma decay affect an atom’s structure.

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Safe and Reliable Nuclear Energy

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of radiation and the uses of radiation. It gives students a good foundation of the pros and cons of using nuclear energy.

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Nuclear Clean Air Facts

This handout is an excellent overview of FAQs regarding nuclear energy, its consumption, costs, and environmental footprint.

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The Fission Game

Visually demonstrate to your students how a nuclear chain reaction works.

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Radioactive Waste Disposal

Have your students participate in this simulated activity to learn appropriate disposal procedures for radioactive waste.

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How Much Radiation

In the lesson, you can help your students learn common sources of radiation. Help students calculate their annual radiation exposure.

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Estimate Your Personal Annual Radiation Dose

Use this worksheet to calculate your annual radiation exposure from common sources such as medical procedures, the sun, daily activities, and foods.

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Calculate Your Radiation Dose

A web version of the annual radiation dosage worksheet.

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Mock Senate

Have your students hold a mock Senate to debate the concerns and benefits of current energy issues.

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Perception of Risk

Many people’s perception of the risk of nuclear energy and radiation exposure is vastly different than the actual risk. This lesson is a great way to introduce the real risks associated with nuclear energy and radiation exposure.

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Radioactive Waste Disposal

Have your students participate in this simulated activity to learn appropriate disposal procedures for radioactive waste.

DownloadDownload

The Fission Game

Visually demonstrate to your students how a nuclear chain reaction works.

DownloadDownload

Perception of Risk

Many people’s perception of the risk of nuclear energy and radiation exposure is vastly different than the actual risk. This lesson is a great way to introduce the real risks associated with nuclear energy and radiation exposure.

DownloadDownload

Calculate Your Radiation Dose

A web version of the annual radiation dosage worksheet.

DownloadDownload

Estimate Your Personal Annual Radiation Dose

Use this worksheet to calculate your annual radiation exposure from common sources such as medical procedures, the sun, daily activities, and foods.

DownloadDownload

How Much Radiation

In the lesson, you can help your students learn common sources of radiation. Help students calculate their annual radiation exposure.

DownloadDownload

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Have your students participate in this simulated activity to learn appropriate disposal procedures for radioactive waste.

DownloadDownload

The Fission Game

Visually demonstrate to your students how a nuclear chain reaction works.

DownloadDownload

Nuclear Clean Air Facts

This handout is an excellent overview of FAQs regarding nuclear energy, its consumption, costs, and environmental footprint.

DownloadDownload

Safe and Reliable Nuclear Energy

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of radiation and the uses of radiation. It gives students a good foundation of the pros and cons of using nuclear energy.

DownloadDownload

Radioactive Decay

Teach students about radioactive decay through this kinesthetic activity.

DownloadDownload

Nuclear Popcorn

A great edible activity for teaching students about radioactive decay.

DownloadDownload

Tearing Through a Half-Life

Teach students what the term “half-life” really means. A great kinesthetic activity.

DownloadDownload

The Nuclear Wall Chart

The Nuclear Science Division together with CPEP (The Contemporary Physics Education Project) have produced the Nuclear Science Wall Chart. You can order classroom materials and request reproduction rights for printed materials.

DownloadDownload

Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

This guide was inspired by the ANS national teacher workshop by the same name. It includes units on: Modeling Atoms, Making Atoms Visible, Personal Dose, Irradiation and Benefits, Half-Life, Measuring and Units (using a Geiger counter), Fission, Decay Chains, Radiation Types, Waste and Energy Production.

DownloadDownload

NAYGN's Global Fuel Cycle Game

Develop an interactive workshop where teams, representing various countries shall develop solutions for addressing the fuel cycle needs of the country they represent, as well as those from other developing countries.

DownloadDownload

Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World

Developed by the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, Navigating Nuclear provides educators with standards-aligned resources to connect students to the many fact-based applications of nuclear processes. Students will use nuclear science principles to explore energy, medicine, geology, astronomy, and more!

DownloadDownload

Perception of Risk

Many people’s perception of the risk of nuclear energy and radiation exposure is vastly different than the actual risk. This lesson is a great way to introduce the real risks associated with nuclear energy and radiation exposure.

DownloadDownload

Mock Senate

Have your students hold a mock Senate to debate the concerns and benefits of current energy issues.

DownloadDownload

Calculate Your Radiation Dose

A web version of the annual radiation dosage worksheet.

DownloadDownload

Estimate Your Personal Annual Radiation Dose

Use this worksheet to calculate your annual radiation exposure from common sources such as medical procedures, the sun, daily activities, and foods.

DownloadDownload

How Much Radiation

In the lesson, you can help your students learn common sources of radiation. Help students calculate their annual radiation exposure.

DownloadDownload

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Have your students participate in this simulated activity to learn appropriate disposal procedures for radioactive waste.

DownloadDownload

Nuclear Clean Air Facts

This handout is an excellent overview of FAQs regarding nuclear energy, its consumption, costs, and environmental footprint.

DownloadDownload

Safe and Reliable Nuclear Energy

This PowerPoint presentation is an overview of radiation and the uses of radiation. It gives students a good foundation of the pros and cons of using nuclear energy.

DownloadDownload

Radioactive Decay Chains

Help your students understand how alpha, beta, and gamma decay affect an atom’s structure.

DownloadDownload

Radioactive Decay

Teach students about radioactive decay through this kinesthetic activity.

DownloadDownload

Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Oh My!

Help your students understand how a radioactive element progressively decays to eventually create a stable atom.

DownloadDownload

Nuclear Popcorn

A great edible activity for teaching students about radioactive decay.

DownloadDownload

Tearing Through a Half-Life

Teach students what the term “half-life” really means. A great kinesthetic activity.

DownloadDownload

The Nuclear Wall Chart

The Nuclear Science Division together with CPEP (The Contemporary Physics Education Project) have produced the Nuclear Science Wall Chart. You can order classroom materials and request reproduction rights for printed materials.

DownloadDownload

The Atomic Nucleus

Atoms are all around us. What exactly is in them? This PowerPoint presentation can help your students learn about radioactivity.

DownloadDownload

Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

This guide was inspired by the ANS national teacher workshop by the same name. It includes units on: Modeling Atoms, Making Atoms Visible, Personal Dose, Irradiation and Benefits, Half-Life, Measuring and Units (using a Geiger counter), Fission, Decay Chains, Radiation Types, Waste and Energy Production.

DownloadDownload

NAYGN's Global Fuel Cycle Game

Develop an interactive workshop where teams, representing various countries shall develop solutions for addressing the fuel cycle needs of the country they represent, as well as those from other developing countries.

DownloadDownload

Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World

Developed by the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, Navigating Nuclear provides educators with standards-aligned resources to connect students to the many fact-based applications of nuclear processes. Students will use nuclear science principles to explore energy, medicine, geology, astronomy, and more!

DownloadDownload