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The Center has joined forces with Discovery Education to reach classrooms across the country with a fact-based nuclear science curriculum for middle school. Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World provides educators with tools to dig deeper into the role of nuclear science in fields like power generation, medicine, space exploration, food preservation, molecular science, and more.

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Reactors

Despite their large size, nuclear reactors work similarly to a tea kettle. Fission heat is produced in rods filled with uranium fuel. The tubes are immersed in water, which flows upwards, removing the fission heat and producing steam. But while steam from a tea kettle makes a whistle, the reactor steam is directed to a turbine where it expands between the blades. This causes the turbine to turn and rotate the generator, creating electricity.

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Powering Space Missions

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) are a nuclear technology attached to a spacecraft that supplies power and heating. They have been involved in more than 25 space missions providing power in deep space for Voyager 1 and 2, several Apollo missions, Galileo, and Nimbus.

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The American Nuclear Society has established a nuclear science inspired patch. Get to Know Nuclear and earn your patch today!

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Navigate Nuclear Science with ANS

The Center has joined forces with Discovery Education to reach classrooms across the country with a fact-based nuclear science curriculum for middle school. Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World provides educators with tools to dig deeper into the role of nuclear science in fields like power generation, medicine, space exploration, food preservation, molecular science, and more.

Learn More
 

Reactors

Despite their large size, nuclear reactors work similarly to a tea kettle. Fission heat is produced in rods filled with uranium fuel. The tubes are immersed in water, which flows upwards, removing the fission heat and producing steam. But while steam from a tea kettle makes a whistle, the reactor steam is directed to a turbine where it expands between the blades. This causes the turbine to turn and rotate the generator, creating electricity.

Learn More
 

Powering Space Missions

Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG) are a nuclear technology attached to a spacecraft that supplies power and heating. They have been involved in more than 25 space missions providing power in deep space for Voyager 1 and 2, several Apollo missions, Galileo, and Nimbus.

Learn More
 

Girl Scouts Get to Know Nuclear

The American Nuclear Society has established a nuclear science inspired patch. Get to Know Nuclear and earn your patch today!

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Modeling Atoms : Mini Rutherford

Description: With the Mini Rutherford Activity, students deduce shapes and sizes of unseen objects by tracking the movements of objects…

Growing Irradiated Bean Seeds

Description: What happens to seeds that are exposed to very high levels of radiation? Will they grow normally?    …

Did You Know? Bookmarks

Grade Level: 5 - 8 These 2 ¼ x 8 inch bookmarks with Did You Know? messages make a perfect…

Teacher Resource Guide: Detecting Radiation in Our Radioactive World

Grade Level: 5-12 The ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is pleased to introduce its new teacher resource…

Isotope Discovery Kit

Grade Level: 9-12 Shelve the dry textbooks and one-dimensional charts.  You will energize your classroom and make science come alive…

Top 10 Things You Love (But Didn’t Know) About Nuclear Technology

Grade Level: 5-12 Nuclear science and technology improves our lives in many ways.  From reliable energy, to improved health care…

Radtown USA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s student-focused radiation website, RadTown, has launched with a new look and feel. This interactive, virtual…

goREACT

Create virtual chemical reactions with the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago's online and mobile interactive periodic tables!   Experiment…

Nuclear

Brought to you by the team behind the internationally acclaimed educational star gazing app - Star Chart Dare you enter…

ElectroCity

ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to…

Nuclear Engineering

An academic degree program offered by more than 35 universities in the United States at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral…

Nuclear Energy

With electricity consumption constantly rising, more countries around the world are viewing nuclear energy as a viable option for reducing…

Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN)

A free residential summer camp for high school students (both sites) and science teachers (MSU only). PAN is an outreach…

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