In the Classroom

The following is NOT meant to be a comprehensive web listing. Rather, it should serve as a starting point for exploration. Addresses may have changed since they were last checked. No endorsement of any organization or site is intended and none should be inferred.

Basic Information about Nuclear Science and Technology

ABC’s of Nuclear Science, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Facts and information along with experiment ideas for chemistry and physics.

Interactive Chart of Nuclides, National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dynamic Periodic Table, Dayah, M., Retrieved November 19, 2015.

Interactive Period Table of Elements, Royal Society of Chemistry

Particle Physics Education Sites , (this page is no longer maintained)

A list of sites for information related to particle physics.

The Particle Adventure, (2012) Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

An interactive tour of the fundamentals of particles and force.

The Virtual Nuclear Tourist, (2012)

A tour of nuclear power plants around the world.

Department of Nuclear Engineering,  UC Berkeley

Resource with information about the university’s program.

Why We Fear Nuclear Power, Not Peanut Butter, (1997) Hannah Holmes, Discovery Communications, Inc.

A light-hearted, yet informative view of risk assessment and risk perception.

Go Nuclear, (2015)

About nuclear energy today, nuclear energy tomorrow, radioisotopes for nuclear medicine and other applications, and about understanding low-dose radiation. Each topic is broken down for four major regions of the world: Africa and Middle East, Americas, Asia-Australia-New Zealand, Europe-Russia.

Contributors from around the world, target audience worldwide: 4,200 professionals in 113 countries plus student and public audiences in those countries.

Environmentalists for Nuclear, (2015)

About nuclear energy and nuclear science like, but not broken down by region, about people and environment that nuclear energy and nuclear science can help, about EFN.

Contributors: 2,000 professionals in the USA and 2,200 professionals in other countries.

World Nuclear Association, Information Library, (2015)

The Information Library consists of over 180 frequently-updated pages, which together provide encyclopedic coverage of topics related to nuclear power and other nuclear technologies.

Food Irradiation and Agriculture

UW Food Irradiation Education Group, University of Wisconsin Food Irradiation Education Group

Information and brochures about food irradiation.

Food Facts: Food Irradiation (2014), The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture,  IAEA, Joint FAO/IAEA Programme

Improving Productivity in Agriculture, IAEA


The Harnessed Atom

A middle school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum extension that focuses on nuclear science and energy.

Learn With Richie – URENCO

Learning with Richie is a great way to teach your class about nuclear energy in a way students find engaging and exciting.

Energy Hog Learn how to outsmart the hogs that waste energy.

Home Energy Conservation for Kids Kids can decrease energy consumption, too.

Energy Encounter – Florida Power & Light

A 360 virtual tour of FPL’s Energy Encounter exhibit located in Jensen Beach, FL.

NEED – National Energy Education Development Project

Search for curriculum by grade level and topic.

EIA Energy Kids, US Energy Information Administration.

Learn all about  energy and visit this website for teacher lessons, games, and activities.

A Journey to Energy’s Core – Areva (PDF)

Learn about nuclear power and how it create and generates electricity with games and quizzes.

UNM Libraries Exhibition — Nuclear Engineering Wall Charts
Reactor diagrams from Nuclear Engineering International series of wall charts entitled, The World’s Reactors. The original charts are in the collections of the Centennial Science and Engineering Library, University of New Mexico.

Power Reactor Information System (PRIS)
Developed and maintained by the IAEA for over four decades, is a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction or those being decommissioned.

National Laboratories

Argonne National Laboratory

NEWTON, Ask a Scientist at Argonne National Labs! (2012) NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators

Brookhaven National Laboratory – a passion for discovery

Office of Educational Programs, (2013),  Resources for teachers and students

Idaho National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Security Science

The Los Alamos Historical SocietySecret Project Notebook Study Guide

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Sandia National Laboratory: Exceptional Service in the National Interest

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