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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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NEED Project

The mission of the NEED Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. Among the PDF Energy Infobooks at the Primary, Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary levels related to nuclear energy we selected for you:

:: For Primary school students
Sources of Energy [PDF document 2MB]
Uranium [PDF document 1.9MB]

:: For Elementary school students
Uranium [PDF document 294KB]

:: For Intermediate school students
Uranium [PDF document 1.2MB]

:: For Secondary school students
Uranium [PDF document 3.3MB]

:: NEED Project Infobooks Index

Last accessed by NE: Jan. 9, 2014

NEED Project

NEWTON "Ask a Scientist"

NEWTON "Ask A Scientist" (AAS) is set up and run by Argonne National Laboratory's Division of Educational Programs. "Ask A Scientist" focuses on questions from K-12 students and teachers that are not commonly found in libraries, reference books or text books. The questions are answered by experts. We selected for you:

:: What should I study to become a nuclear engineer?
:: Prospects in Nuclear Engineering?

:: Search Results for "nuclear" and "power" within the NEWTON AAS Archive
:: Search Results for "nuclear" and "reactor" within the NEWTON AAS Archive

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

NEWTON "Ask a Scientist" Archive

Nonproliferation and National Security Program

Website developed by the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory for the Nonproliferation and National Security Program. The site provides factual information about nonproliferation issues and solutions.
Although the pages are not specifically aimed at students, their content is comprehensible to high school juniors and seniors.
:: Go to website

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 1, 2013

Nonproliferation and National Security


Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) (*): Reliable & Affordable Energy

America’s 104 reactors in 31 states have made tremendous efficiency gains over the past dozen years, producing 787 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2006. Nuclear plants can help meet rising electricity demand as our economy and population expand.
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(*) The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process.

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI): Reliable & Affordable Energy

Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students' Corner

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, also called the “NRC,” regulates nuclear power plants. They make sure they are safe for people who work there and live nearby, and for the environment. The NRC also regulates nuclear material that is used in science, medicine and industry.
Among the topics discussed here: "What is nuclear energy?", Nuclear Reactors, radiation, security, radioactive waste and more.
Resources for Teachers are also available.
:: Go to the NRC Students' Corner
:: Go to the NRC Teachers' Lesson Plans

Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Students' Corner

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