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High School Resources

Guide your high school students through the world of nuclear energy with digital lesson plans, project starters, career resources, and more to power up the learning in your classroom!

Explore the vast world of nuclear science with your students to uncover the diverse applications of this field and debunk some common misconceptions about nuclear. From fission, to fusion, to "building" their own atoms, students will learn key nuclear science concepts while developing key STEM skills.

High School Lesson Plans

Complete with an educator guide and student activity sheets, it's easy to navigate the multi-faceted world of nuclear energy in your classroom.

Decoding Decay

Educator Lesson Plan | 45 minutes

Students will learn to use the periodic table as a tool to predict a nuclide’s properties. After a quick vocabulary refresher, students will engage in an interactive “Heads Up” game, working in groups to use the periodic table to correctly guess the term shown on a card.

Fueling the Future

Educator Lesson Plan | 45 minutes

Students first will watch a video explaining fission and fusion. Then, students will apply their knowledge of fission and fusion as they engage in a kinesthetic “Four Corners” activity, voting with their feet as they compare fission and fusion.

did you know

Did You Know?

Radiation helps us learn about our past!

It's all around us every day from the sun, our bodies, food, water, and the earth.

Explore careers in nuclear energy

What are the pathways towards a career in nuclear science? You may be surprised to find out that there are many ways to make an impact in healthcare, energy, and the environment by exploring a career in the nuclear field.

Virtual Field Trip

Join us as we go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station and learn about the creation of environmentally friendly electrical power using nuclear technologies. Join the conversation on social media using #NavigatingNuclearVFT!