In the Classroom

For Teachers

ANS provides teacher resources for high school and middle school science educators.  Nuclear science and technology can be incorporated into any lesson plan from biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, physical science, life science, environmental and just general science.

Teacher Workshops

teacherworkshopDuring ANS Teacher Workshops, educators interact with nuclear professionals to explore basic concepts, learn about experiments and demonstrations suitable for the classroom, and experience hands-on activities to share with their students.

Our teacher workshops are possible as a result of the tremendous support from ANS members who volunteer their time and expertise. Workshops are paid for by funding from the Center of Nuclear Science and Technology Information.

A quick demonstration of the Isotope Discovery Kit, an educational aid presented at ANS Teacher Workshops

Please visit our calendar of events to locate a workshop in your area.

Classroom Activities

Many of activities that have been used in past teacher workshops will be posted on site.  Come back regularly to view and share activities.

Classroom Resources

ANS has grade-appropriate resources and project materials available for teachers that explain the many uses of the atom and the vital role of nuclear technology. Electronic versions are complimentary, and teachers can request a single copy of any of our printed materials for free. Please email your request to the Outreach Department with the following: the brochure name; your name; and your complete mailing address.  To purchase materials in bulk please visit the ANS Store.


ANS’ e-newsletter that provides teachers with articles on nuclear technology, classroom activities, and information about upcoming events.  To receive this e-newsletter, please sign up here.

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