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ReActions September 2019

September 13, 2019 Volume 0
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Get up and atom this school year!

The school year just got underway, but it’s not too soon to start planning for Nuclear Science Week, held October 14-18. Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international five-day celebration, held each year during the third week in October, to focus interest on all aspects of nuclear science
If you’re looking for inspiration in planning your activities, our new high school lessons will be available just in time. You’ll find additional lessons already available on navigatingnuclear.com. STEM Project Starters are ideal for engaging students in solving real-world problems, like creating clean energy. The ANS Center’s website, NuclearConnect.org, also provides great ideas. And don’t forget to visit nuclearscienceweek.org for more.

Ideas and Inspiration for Teaching Nuclear Science

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Thanks to generous funding from the United States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, ANS is adding high school curriculum resources to Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™, the nuclear science education program the Society developed with Discovery Education and launched in 2018. Elementary curriculum will be added for the 2020-2021 school year; middle school curriculum is already available.
Available October 11, the first high school resources include lessons plans on radioactive decay and on power plant efficiency. STEM Project Starters, digital lessons, career profiles and two additional lesson plans will be launched throughout the school year.
In addition, Idaho National Laboratory will be the setting for an exciting Virtual Field Trip, set to premier in early 2020. Students will go behind the scenes to meet nuclear scientists and other professionals developing leading edge nuclear technology, including space propulsion and advanced energy production.
Since Navigating Nuclear launched last August, it has reached an estimated 442,444 students in schools throughout the country. If you haven’t checked it out yet, visit navigatingnuclear.com.

It’s not too soon to start planning for Nuclear Science Week, held October 14-18. Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international five-day celebration, held each year during the third week in October, to focus interest on all aspects of nuclear science
If you’re looking for inspiration in planning your activities, our new high school lessons will be available just in time. You’ll find additional lessons already available on navigatingnuclear.com. STEM Project Starters are ideal for engaging students in solving real-world problems, like creating clean energy. The ANS Center’s website, NuclearConnect.org, also provides great ideas. And don’t forget to visit nuclearscienceweek.org for more.

If you’re in the Washington, DC area, join us for ANS’s “Navigating Nuclear Science: Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies” workshop November 16, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. Participants will learn radiation basics, how reactors–and reactors of the future–work, the latest in nuclear science and technology, and effective ways of teaching complex nuclear topics. The workshop will include NGSS-targeted lesson plans, including those from ANS’s newest education initiative, Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™. Registration is open.

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Navigating Nuclear Science: Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies Join ANS in Washington, DC Registration required; early bird rate ends October 25.

ANS professionals and professors bring you content and strategies to help you teach nuclear science with confidence. Leave with a vintage Geiger counter, cloud chamber kit, and more.

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