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ReActions – April 2016

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Janice HeadshotGreetings! I recently joined the American Nuclear Society as Education and Community Outreach Specialist, and am the new ReActions editor. I’m a certified teacher with classroom experience and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I’m excited about bringing you information and inspiration for teaching your students about nuclear science and technology. Please share your ideas for future issues, as I want to hear how you excite your students about the fascinating world of science. You can contact me at I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Janice Lindegard

April 1, 2016 Volume 37
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What To Do On Your Summer Vacation

Summer break is right around the corner and, while some believe teachers spend it lazing by the pool, you know nothing could be further from the truth. True, you won’t be rising before the sun or grading papers into the night. For many teachers, summer means professional development workshops, training on new school technologies, and attending school curriculum meetings.


Summer is also an ideal time to revise existing lesson plans and develop new ones, like the Mini-Rutherford lesson featured here, in our teacher workshops, and in our Detecting Radiation in our Radioactive World Teacher Resource Guide.  For your students, we’ve put together a list of science-related books to add to summer reading lists. And, when you do get some beach reading time, you’ll want to check out our list of nuclear science blogs we love.

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