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List of U.S. 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.

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Argonne National Laboratory: Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy

Learn more about Argonne's Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy from this series of short articles (among which a detailed chronicle of the Chicago Pile 1 experiment, that saw the first man-made self-sustaining neutron chain reaction taking place) and several historical news releases.
Recommended to high school students and teachers.
:: Go to website

NOT TO BE MISSED: For information about the Argonne depth and scope of the Argonne nuclear reactor systems program, visit Reactors Designed by Argonne National Laboratory.
Make also sure to check out About Nuclear Energy, which helps you to answer fundamental questions such as: Why Nuclear Energy? Why are people afraid of Nuclear Energy? How do nuclear reactors work? How is Argonne Helping to make Nuclear Energy Cheaper & Safer? How is Argonne Helping to Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem?

Last accessed by NE: Jun. 24, 2013

Argonne’s Nuclear Science and Technology Legacy

CASEnergy Coalition

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

CASEnergy Classroom
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?

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

CASEnergy Classroom

Energy Kid’s Page - DOE Energy Information Administration

This page is compiled by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The page provides the basic facts about nuclear energy: where nuclear energy comes from, nuclear power generation explained, types of reactors, nuclear power and the environment, glossary, statistics. For middle school students. A section for Teachers is also available.
:: Go to website

In the same website there are also two interesting and fun "field trips":
:: Go to "A Report From Energy Ant - My Trip to the North Anna Power Station!"

:: Go to "A Report from Energy Ant - My Trip to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico"

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

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Energy Quest Room

Energy Quest is the award-winning energy education website of the California Energy Commission. Games, puzzles, science projects on energy and more. Among the materials suitable for middle-school students, we selected for you:

:: Professor Quester Answers Questions on Nuclear Power
Energy Story: Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion
Science Projects: Demonstrate a Nuclear Chain Reaction!

P.S.: Make sure you check also the Movie Room section of the web site!

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

Energy Quest Room How to become a nuclear engineer and How to become a reactor engineer

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This portal, also known as the "How-To" Search Engine - is "a family, school, and library-friendly resource that lists How-Tos from 'Names You Trust', i.e. Companies, Governmental, and Educational institutions, with a special emphasis on Career Exploration topics". The site -recommended to high school students- lists links by diverse sources about:
:: How to become a nuclear engineer
:: How to become a reactor engineer

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Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

Find out how to become a nuclear engineer

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