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Below are some links that we find very interesting, but we do not endorse any of the sites.
An online "Radiation textbook" which teachers were involved in producing a useful product that is consistent with National Science Education Content Standards.
The Harnessed Atom
The Harnessed Atom is a comprehensive middle school resource that provides students and teachers with an accurate and unbiased learning guide about nuclear energy.
The Harnessed Atom – Student's Guide reviews the basic scientific principles that underlie nuclear energy and focuses on atoms, radiation, the technology of our number two source of electricity, and issues concerning nuclear energy.
The Harnessed Atom – Teacher's Guide contains suggestions for using the materials and is designed to help teachers in scheduling and planning lessons that teach concepts and develop basic skills. Included in the book are discussion questions, answers to review exercises, a list of materials, and a list of additional resources.
Science Fair Central
A little glitzier approach to the scientific method, but does have a good list of do’s and don’ts when doing experiments.
This site teaches kids about the atom basics.http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_structure.html
The Periodic Table of Comic Books
This is a periodic table of comic books, which also houses information on which comics involve which elements.
An interesting interactive periodic table with more detailed information.
EPA Website on Radiation Protection
The main EPA website on radiation with some useful links which contain more detailed information.
A diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelength, frequency and energy information.
ABC’s of Nuclear Science
This is a detailed description of Nuclear Structure even though it’s called basic nuclear science. Written primarily for high school students, it does include activities and information for all grade levels.
NASA - Electromabnetic Spectrum
This NASA site looks at the various wavelengths of electromagnetic radiationhttp://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l1/emspectrum.html
American Nuclear Society
This is an interesting chart that helps determine your annual personal background radiation dose from the American Nuclear Society. Browse the website for more useful information.
Idaho State University - Radiation & Risk
This is a really good resource about Radiation and Risk. After calculating your annual radiation dose visit this page to learn more about those numbers.
This is a very simple applet which lets you choose one of 15 isotopes and watch them decay into their daughter products.
The Radon Game
Middle School level Radon game in PDF format with teacher instructions.
One Nuclear Place
This site provides links to nuclear websites for all aspects of nuclear energy.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission site with good information on nuclear energy and radiation.
How Nucelar Power Works
Sections on nuclear fission as well as the inside of a nuclear power plant.
Control The Nuclear Power Plant (Demonstration)
This site offers a nuclear power plant simulation that can be manipulated by students.
RadWaste.org - Teacher’s Corner
This site discusses the need to try and get a balanced view of information and resources concerning nuclear science. It provides a wealth of links for teachers to explore.
DOE - Safety of Radioactive Materials
The Sandia National Laboratories web site, with a description of the crash tests and package certification for transporting radioactive waste.
Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
The Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues provides a web-based source of information on a host of interesting topics including nuclear science, the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and nuclear waste. This library provides authoritative information that has been vetted through a National Advisory Board. This Board has been selected on the basis of their knowledge and experience in areas of importance to the library.
National Energy Education Development Program
The mission of the National Energy Education Development Project is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.
This site introduces and explains the various components of Nuclear Chemistry. There are pictures, problems and case studies for teachers to use in their classroom.
History of the Atomic Bomb
This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Nuclear Files is one effort to provide the average person access to important documents that often disappear from the public realm and seem to be accessible only to specialists. There is a timeline and information on a variety of nuclear topics.
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