“Navigating Nuclear” in space
You might recall seeing our blog introducing the Navigating Nuclear program back in 2020. The Navigating Nuclear: Energizing our World”(TM) program belonging to the American Nuclear Society has resources for elementary level students in addition to middle school and high school curriculum. Current and planned resources for K-5 include classroom lessons, STEM projects, and a virtual field trip. According to their website, nuclear science and technology can be incorporated into any life or physical science STEM curriculum.
The materials, developed in conjunction with Discovery Education, are available online to educators at no cost. In addition to Discovery Education, the program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy.
New materials introduced in 2021
Beginning in May 2021, the newest virtual field trip introduces kids to the role of nuclear science and engineering in space exploration.
A reminder that the American Nuclear Society (ANS) also sponsors scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in nuclear science or nuclear engineering fields.
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None of these programs happen without contributions from people and organizations. Do you believe in the importance of nuclear energy to our future? Do you believe in the power of education to change the world for the better? If so please join Deltech Kiln and Furnace Design, LLC in supporting this important work.
You may be interested in the new division of ACerS: the Energy Materials and Systems Division, previously the Nuclear Science and Technology Division. The name change came about in response to the broadened scope of interest of the Division in all energy sources.