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List of international resources for students at or below high school level about nuclear energy topics. Some of the pages are written for specific age groups (e.g., 14-16 years), and these are clearly marked. The resources are all in English. Make sure you also check out our additional list of international resources International (Other) including resources from countries where English is not the predominantly spoken language. Most of these also offer a complete or partial English translation of their materials.

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): What is the Nuclear Fuel Cycle?

The nuclear fuel cycle is an industrial process involving various steps to produce electricity from uranium in nuclear power reactors. The cycle starts with the mining of uranium and ends with the disposal of nuclear waste.

Last accessed by NE: Jun. 22, 2017

International Atomic Energy Agency

World Nuclear Association (WNA) - (UK)

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) is the global private-sector organization that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries. Specifically, the WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, plant manufacture, transport, and the safe disposition of spent fuel.
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Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013

World Nuclear Association (WNA)

BBC Schools (UK):
Energy and radioactivity / Electricity

The BBC's Schools Website contains learning materials for use inside and outside the classroom. The BiteSize Revision section provides interactive learning materials, fact sheets, tests and printable worksheets students can use on their own. A great resource for review, peer tutoring, parents helping their children, and self-directed learners.
Are you between 11 and 16 years old? Check the Electricity section.

Suitable for Ages 11-16
:: Go to the BBC BiteSize Revision (Ages 11-16)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013


BBC Schools (UK):
Radiation and matter / Nuclear reactions

Bite Size Revision section of the BBC Schools website targeting high-school students (ages 16+). We selected for you the Section on Nuclear Reactions.

Suitable for Ages 16+
:: Go to the BBC BiteSize Revision (Ages 16+)

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013


BBC's Guide to UK Nuclear Power (UK)

Part of the In-Depth Guides Series from BBC. The Guide offers a concise overview on how nuclear power works, nuclear waste, cost of nuclear power estimates, comparison of the UK’s major current and likely future energy sources.
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Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013 (UK) is a valuable resource for students (age 11-19) and their physics teachers. The information is concise, to the point and set at the right level for each age range. Some of the resources are available for free (additional educational material is accessible for those who purchase CDs from the site). Some examples we selected from the freely available items:

Suitable for Ages 14-16
:: Nuclear Physics Resources

Suitable for Ages 16-19
:: Nuclear Physics Resources

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 7, 2013


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