Learn more about nuclear energy, fission, uranium, and nuclear power plants at Energy Kids, the U.S. Energy Information Administration's useful site for young people. You'll find facts, activities and quizzes, and you can even go on field trips with Energy Ant to the Museum of Nuclear Science and the North Anna Nuclear Power Station.
Nuclear Energy: Links
The U.S. Department of Energy has a special division called the Office of Nuclear Energy. They produce a terrific resource for students called The Harnessed Atom. You will learn about energy, atoms and isotopes, radiation, nuclear fission, chain reactions, radioactive waste, and careers in nuclear science.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission oversees the nuclear energy industry. You'll want to check out the NRC Student Corner, which has great information, videos, and activities. Take a look at Q & A with NRC Kids, Science 101, and these animated images of nuclear reactors. On the Fun and Games page, you can print out a crossword puzzle, matching game, hidden objects, coloring pages, and more.
Want to watch a video? Try these 5-minute videos for young people: The Future of Energy: Nuclear Power from PBS, Is Fission the Future? from California Academy of Sciences, and Nuclear 101 from Student Energy.
Learn more about radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency's interactive site for kids, Radtown.
The Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information has video interviews with nuclear scientists who discuss their careers with students.
Nuclear Energy doesn't just happen in a power plant. Discover more about nuclear energy in everyday life and its application in science and medicine.
At National Geographic's nuclear energy page, learn more about the hazards of nuclear waste and the well-known accidents that have happened, and see a gallery of photographs from nuclear facilities around the world.
Learn about current scientific projects in the areas of fuels, reactors, safety, and waste management at the Idaho National Laboratory, the nation's leading center for nuclear energy research and development.
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