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This comprehensive website -hosted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory- provides a wealth of information for teachers and students who want to learn the basics of nuclear physics. The site includes:
Tutorials about atomic physics, radiation, fission and fusion, cosmic rays, and antimatter.
Online Nuclear Science Wall Chart with companion teacher’s guide.
Guides to conducting basic hands-on experiments in nuclear science that include study questions.
- Glossary of nuclear science terms and more.
Primarily for high school students. :: Go to website
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Public Information web site features information on nuclear science and technology and how it influences your life through five major application fields: food irradiation, industry, medicine, space, and electricity. At this site, students will learn more about the world in which they live and teachers will find it an excellent resource for their students class projects. Others will find useful information about living in our radioactive world. The information is peer-reviewed by scientists, engineers, professors, and others who have nuclear-related jobs. :: Go to the website
This site provides students from middle school through college with the opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities presented in selecting nuclear science and engineering as a field of study and career. It is expected that for most individuals the words "nuclear engineering" will immediately imply nuclear power electrical production, but that is only part of the story. :: Go to the website
The Outreach department of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) provides access to materials for teachers and students. Resources for teachers include: Teacher workshops, ANS Outreach Newsletter, Ask an Expert, Classroom Posters (Nuclear Fission vs. Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Methods in Landmine Detection, Nuclear Power Applications in Space, Nuclear Waste Transportation and Disposal - Yucca Mountain).
Make sure to check also the section "Nuclear Matters"
which offers relevant information, simple facts, and additional resources that will help individuals prepare for thoughtful discussions on nuclear matters.
In a dedicated section, students can also find information about Scholarships and Nuclear Careers.
Recommended to high school students and teachers. :: Go to website
The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) is an important voice in the public dialogue over current and future energy needs, particularly in addressing how nuclear power can contribute to America’s energy security and economic growth. :: Go to the CASEnergy website
Ever wonder what an alpha particle is? Or exactly how a pressurized water reactor varies
from a boiling water reactor? Make sure you check the CASEnergy Classroom: there CASEnergy
offers materials and visuals allowing you to learn about some basic facts within the nuclear
world. To easily access the pages of the classroom web site, go to the sitemap of
the CASEnergy web site.
Example from CASEnergy Classroom: :: How
Does a Nuclear Energy Facility Work?
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