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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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Science Education at the Jefferson Lab

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a DOE funded lab located in Virginia conducting basic research of the atom's nucleus at the quark level. The Science Education website provides resources for students and educators: lesson plans, hands-on activities, worksheets, reference materials (Check out All About Atoms and the Table of Elements!), Question & Answers and homework helpers. Games and puzzles are also available.
The information level is suitable for high-school students.
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Last accessed by NE: Mar. 6, 2013

Science Education at the Jefferson Lab

Virtual Nuclear Tourist

The Virtual Nuclear Tourist is a website privately maintained by Joseph Gonyeau, who spent thirty years visiting nuclear power plants. Designed to educate the public, this comprehensive website about nuclear power plants around the world contains links to more than 300 pages of pertinent information. Featuring: information on different types of nuclear plants, as well as how the plants are operated, maintained, and regulated; photographs and graphics; reports, articles, and publications about nuclear issues. It should be noted that this u and is not affiliated with any organization.
The information level is primarily suitable for high-school students.

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Virtual Nuclear Tourist

What is nuclear?

Website developed by a group of young nuclear engineers as an information source about nuclear power. Topics covered: nuclear energy, nuclear reactors, nuclear waste recycling and breeding, radioactivity, nuclear engineers' mission and work, non-proliferation, global climate change, and more. Interactive educational materials include fission and fusion animations, a video about radiation detection, a quiz, and a bingo card game illustrating the latest developments in the industry. Common concerns and objections to nuclear power are also addressed.
The information level is suitable for high-school students and educators.
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