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Radtown USA
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 community provides information for students  and teachers about…

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Energy Action Game
Energy Action Game

Use this Monopoly style board game to introduce the importance of a balanced energy mix to your students. Players will purchase utilities, pay for electricity, buy modifications for…

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Chain Reaction – Critical Mass
Chain Reaction – Critical Mass

Grade Level: 5-12 DCI: 5-ESS3-1, 3-5 ETS1-1, 3-5ETS1-2, MS-PS1-4,  MS-PS3-4, MS-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS3-3, HS-PS3-4, HS-ESS2-4, HS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6…

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What is Fission?
What is Fission?

Objective: To demonstrate the concept of nuclear fission and its resulting burst of energy to younger students. Grade Level: Middle school and elementary Time Required: Five to ten…

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Nuclear Chain Reaction Using Dominoes
Nuclear Chain Reaction Using Dominoes

Materials: Bunch of dominos Ruler Flat table that doesn't shake Directions: Arrange the dominos in the pattern shown.       On another section of the table, arrange…

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Modeling Atoms : Mini – Rutherford
Modeling Atoms : Mini – Rutherford

Grade Level 5-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI, NGSS) 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-8 Time for Teacher Preparation 40-60 minutes – To make the mini-Rutherford Boards 40-60 minutes – To…

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Making Atoms Visible : Cloud Chamber
Making Atoms Visible : Cloud Chamber

Grade Level: 5-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI, NGSS): 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS4-2, HS-PS4-5 Time for Teacher Preparation: 30-60 minutes – To gather materials and set-up Activity Time:…

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Making Atoms Visible : Electroscope
Making Atoms Visible : Electroscope

Grade Level 5-12 Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI, NGSS) 5-PS1-1, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS4-2, HS-PS4-5 Time for Teacher Preparation 30-60 minutes – To gather materials and set-up Activity Time:…

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Marble Nuclei Project
Marble Nuclei Project

The Marble Nuclei Project is co- sponsored by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). Both are funded by the National Science…

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Modeling Radioactive & Stable Atoms
Modeling Radioactive & Stable Atoms

TEACHER INSTRUCTIONS Use this as a demonstration or as a hands-on activity for students. Introduction: Radioactive atoms emitting beta particles will change into the element which is one…

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