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Fusion is the process by which the Sun and other stars generate light and heat. It is a nuclear process, where energy is produced by smashing together light atoms. It is the opposite reaction to fission, where heavy isotopes are split apart.

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Radioisotopes

Many radioisotopes are made in nuclear reactors, some in cyclotrons (particle accelerators). Generally neutron-rich isotopes and those resulting from nuclear fission need to be made in reactors, and neutron-depleted ones are made in cyclotrons.

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Nuclear Applications

Nuclear science and technology improves our lives in many ways and in many different areas. It makes our food safer; it improves the quality of tools, gauges, and machines; it diagnoses abnormalities of the metabolism and treats cancers; it powers space applications; and it offers one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity.

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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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Nuclear Science

Fusion is the process by which the Sun and other stars generate light and heat. It is a nuclear process, where energy is produced by smashing together light atoms. It is the opposite reaction to fission, where heavy isotopes are split apart.

Learn More
 

Radioisotopes

Many radioisotopes are made in nuclear reactors, some in cyclotrons (particle accelerators). Generally neutron-rich isotopes and those resulting from nuclear fission need to be made in reactors, and neutron-depleted ones are made in cyclotrons.

Learn More
 

Nuclear Applications

Nuclear science and technology improves our lives in many ways and in many different areas. It makes our food safer; it improves the quality of tools, gauges, and machines; it diagnoses abnormalities of the metabolism and treats cancers; it powers space applications; and it offers one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly ways of generating electricity.

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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Infographic

Learn what it would take other electricity generation sources to match the power of a nuclear plant.

A Global Initiative

Nuclear For Climate is a global association of nuclear societies, working together to communicate factual information to the public that nuclear energy is safe, clean and reduces carbon emissions.

2015 Art Contest

Submit your artwork for this year's theme, "The World Needs Nuclear". Students can win prizes for themselves and their school!

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Nuclear Science Week – October19-23

What is Nuclear Science Week? The Smithsonian Affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History founded this nationally recognized, weeklong…

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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…

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Medical Use of Radioisotopes

Grade Level: 5-12 The Medical Use of Radioisotopes brochure describes the amazing applications of radiation and radioisotopes in the medical…

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Top 10 Myths About Nuclear Energy

Grade Level: 5-12 Whether you are introducing nuclear energy to your students or are discussing the pros and cons of…

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Anatomy of an Atom

Grade Level: All (K-12) The Anatomy of an Atom die cut mobile is a fantastic activity that makes creating a…

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Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will…

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PowerUp

PowerUp Players: 1+ (up to 6 per mission and 50 per planet) Resolution: 1024x768 Developed by: IBM in partnership with…

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Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will…

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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…

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goREACT

Create virtual chemical reactions with the Museum of Science and Industry's new mobile app!The world is your laboratory!    …

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Nuclear

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

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ElectroCity

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

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Introduction to Sustainable Energy

As part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare, the Introduction to Sustainable Energy course assesses current and potential future…

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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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Nuclear Science & Engineering for Secondary Science Teachers (Summer)

This one-week course, offered by the University of  Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), is designed specifically for high school science teachers…

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