Nuclear Science Week 2020

Virtual Week

This year, enjoy free virtual video content, lesson plans and resources that will help your students better understand how nuclear technologies positively impact American lives.
Starting Tuesday, 10/20 - Thursday, 10/22 Nuclear Science Week 
will be posting new 30-minute episodes featuring:


Meet professors from MIT and Emory University; and NEI President, Maria Korsnick

Kid interviews

With nuclear science professionals

Sustainable Energy

How nuclear energy works, how it's innovating for the future and hear from Nuclear Energy Institute

Math & Physics

Learn about the power of an atom and how it creates energy


Learn how nuclear contributes to spacecrafts, power plants and medical devices


Explore the future of nuclear science on Earth and in outer space

Space Exploration

Discover how nuclear has been powering space exploration for decades

Science Shorts

Participate in nuclear science experiments with MIT professor, Dr. Mike Short

How to Watch

Lesson planning? Educators can preview each show starting Thursday, 10/15/20.
Preview now
Episodes post to the general public starting Tuesday, 10/20/20.
view the schedule

Nuclear Science in the Classroom

Want to conduct a hands-on nuclear science based experiment in the classroom? Share your class experiences with us using the hashtag #nuclearsciweek
Lesson Plans
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Light up your world!

Take the Mission Fission challenge to split as many atoms as you can while the clock counts down.
Play Mission Fission