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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 Foundation (NSF).

This project is intended to give science teachers the information and tools necessary to teach nuclear science to their students as part of their regular curriculum.

Grade Levels: 7-12
Subject(s): Science/Nuclear Science


A hands-on learning approach to learning about matter on the atomic and subatomic scale by comparing and contrasting different isotopes in order to…

  1. Understand the various types of decay associated with different isotopes;
  2. Become aware of the goals of nuclear science and how it is applied in every-day situations;
  3. Learn about the different kinds of nuclear reactions.

Download the Marble Nuclei Project lesson plans and worksheets.

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