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Nuclear physics -- Study and teaching

Moments of Discovery

Even the most cursory explorations into how scientific discoveries are made reveals that many of these discoveries are tinged with a certain serendipity and circumstances that are not immediately attributable to a wholly reasoned and logical progression of methodical experiments. Presented by the American Institute of Physics, this online multimedia exhibit tells the story of two important 20th...
Nuclear Physics Group

This website features the Nuclear Physics Group at the University of Birmingham's research related to understanding nuclei properties by studying the behavior of their constituents. Visitors can learn about the investigations undertaken by the five subgroups: Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Exotic beams studies, Laser Spectroscopy of Unstable Isotopes, Positron Emission Tomography, and Nuclear...
Nuclear Systems Design Project

It might be inadvisable to build your own nuclear power plant, but for those looking to learn the basics, this OpenCourseWare course from MIT can help. This course was originally taught in the fall of 2011 by Dr. Michael Short. On the page, visitors can look over the syllabus, the course calendar, the readings, and the lecture videos and class notes. This last area is quite useful, as it contains...
CERN Education

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, from the French), which employees over two thousand staff members and has hosted more than ten thousand fellows, associates, and apprentices, is one of the greatest international science projects in history. Educators will find a wide array of helpful resources on CERN's Teaching Resources site, including "presentations, recorded lectures,...
American Nuclear Society: For Educators

STEM educators may want to peruse this collection of classroom resources offered by the American Nuclear Society (ANS). These resources include classroom experiments and lesson plans, as well as downloadable fact sheets and posters. Most are intended for students in grades 5-12 and are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. Examples of activities include making an electroscope out of...