The internet is an amazing tool for finding information. Of course, there are also plenty of questionable things floating around the web as well! Here are some of our trusted resources that we refer to frequently:
- The U.S. Energy Information Agency is an excellent resource. We especially love the section called "Electricity Explained."
- The Nuclear Energy Institute has a wonderful page called "Quick Facts" if you are looking for interesting information and statistics on nuclear energy in America.
- The International Atomic Energy Agency offers a comprehensive look at nuclear technologies all over the world.
- Radiation Answers is an online guide to understanding the risks and benefits of radiation in all aspects of our daily lives. No degree in nuclear physics to understand this one, just simple straight forward facts.
- The American Nuclear Society has an entire section of their website dedicated to providing Public Information. Make sure to check out our favorites the Top 10 Nuclear Myths and the Oklo Natural Nuclear Reactor!
- The U.S. Department of Energy and the Global Change Research Program has created a wonderful eBook for educators, parents and interested citizens called the Energy Literacy Initiative, which is available online for free.
- The Health Physics Society offers a Public Information page, as well as resourced for Teachers and Students.
If you are looking for kid friendly resources for your children or students we have some suggestions as well:
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Student Corner is a great tool for explaining nuclear energy to kids, and even offers several fun classroom activity ideas and lesson plans.
- The Energy Information Administration's Energy Kids is an age appropriate overview of all energy sources complete with games and puzzles, as well as a comprehensive Teacher's Guide.
Here are several workshops for teachers who are interested in learning more about nuclear energy so they can help their students gain a strong understanding of energy issues: