Back-to-School: ANS offers resources for classroom visits

Labor Day is the traditional marking point for the end of summer—and time for back-to-school activities for K-12 students. Back to School season also provides an opportunity to help students understand the kind of work that nuclear engineers and scientists do. Your participation can interest a young person in pursuing an engineering career!

The American Nuclear Society has available suggestions for activities to use during classroom visits. ANS also offers brochures and other materials to leave with students and teachers during classroom visits. Online resources are also available on the ANS Public Information website.

Local Sections, Student Sections, and individual members can all help students and the general public develop a better understanding of the important role of engineers. For a list of 50 ideas about working with students, visit Get Involved (this web page is geared toward National Engineering Week, but the ideas can be used year-round) .

ANS offers members a presentation library that covers a variety of topics, including nuclear history, atomic structure and the future of nuclear energy. You can also contribute to the library and help other ANS members by clicking on ‘submission’ on the upper left menu. To browse the presentation library, click HERE (member log-in required).

For information about materials ANS has available to help you as you make classroom visits or conduct other activities during back-to-school season, write the ANS Outreach Department. You can also call the ANS switchboard at 708-352-6611 and ask for the Outreach Department.

2 thoughts on “Back-to-School: ANS offers resources for classroom visits

  1. lscheele

    Emil, all multimedia options are on the table, but we aren’t quite there yet in terms of offering multimedia K-12 resources. ANS has partnered with other organizations like the National Science Teachers Association for K-12 oriented nuclear science webcasts associated with National Nuclear Science Day. ANS also launched a YouTube demonstration project (, although the video interviews are not geared toward a K-12 audience.

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