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About the Partnership

Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM is an exciting new program from the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, designed to provide educators with FREE standards-aligned activities, lessons, career explorations, and project ideas to clarify common misconceptions surrounding nuclear science and explore its role in future technological applications.

The curriculum resources created for Navigating Nuclear have been reviewed by a national panel of independent educators. This panel has validated that all standards-aligned Elementary, Middle, and High school resources contained within this program examine multiple perspectives of the ways nuclear energy powers our world and also serves to build scientific literacy around nuclear processes and the vast impact nuclear processes have on energy, healthcare, agriculture and the global community.


Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM aims to increase awareness of the safe, effective, and efficient applications and contributions of nuclear science and technology by providing standards-aligned classroom resources for educators and students that explore the current, real-world applications of nuclear processes and their role in future advancements.

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Our Donors

The American Nuclear Society Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information thanks the following donors who have helped make the Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM program possible:

  • Government
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  • Corporate
  • BWX Technologies
  • Carolinas Virginia Nuclear Power Associates
  • Entergy Nuclear
  • Exelon Generation
  • Indiana Michigan Power Company
  • NAC International
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Individual
  • Leah Parks
  • Andrew Smetana
  • Organization
  • ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division
  • ANS Fusion Energy Division
  • ANS Robotics & Remote Systems Division

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About the ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information

The Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is an initiative of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) that was created to foster interest in and to increase understanding of nuclear science and technology. It aims to make the complex nuclear world easier to understand and to encourage and inspire fun nuclear education for K-12 students. Most of all, the Center helps people learn about the many benefits that nuclear science and technology bring to their lives - from their health and safety to the many conveniences in their everyday lives. ANS provides its members with opportunities for professional development, as well as creating a forum for sharing information and advancements in technology, and by engaging the public and policymakers through communication outreach.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at



Did You Know

Nuclear energy is safe, reliable, and carbon free (that means clean air)!

The U.S. nuclear reactor fleet produces 19% of the country’s electricity as a whole, and even more in certain regions. More importantly, nuclear energy generates 63% of our low-carbon electricity.

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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.

Classroom Resources

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