This is a detailed teacher’s guide to teaching nuclear science and energy to middle school students in a textbook format, including game and classroom activities.
- Nuclear 101
- Nuclear Power
- Nuclear Waste Management
- Radiation Protection & Health Physics
- STEM – General
- Secondary School Students
This is a detailed teacher’s guide to teaching nuclear science and energy to middle school students in a textbook format. Includes reading text with definitions and fun photos and infographics, lesson plans, instructor notes, interactive games, classroom activities, laboratory experiments, and more! This is a 2016 update to the 1985 curriculum.
You can provide this to your local school teachers, or present one lesson at a classroom outreach visit, or use some of the interactive games at an outreach event!
Includes lessons on the following topics:
Lesson 1 – Energy Basics
Lesson 2 – Electricity Basics
Lesson 3 – Atoms and Isotopes
Lesson 4 – Ionizing Radiation
Lesson 5 – Fission, Chain Reactions
Lesson 6 – Atom to Electricity
Lesson 7 – Waste from Nuclear Power Plants
Lesson 8 – Concerns
Lesson 9 – Energy and You
Lesson 10 – ReviewPre-test and Post-test
Preparation time is needed just to determine what material to use. You can use one lesson or activity idea for a brief outreach activity, or use all the lessons to fill a long summer camp or school week!
Link to the textbook is at the bottom of the webpage linked below.