Nuclear Energy

Teachers often ask us for resources on nuclear energy to help them explain how nuclear energy works – how we harness the energy stored in the atom, how much nuclear power contributes to our nation’s electricity needs, how reactors work, how safety and security is handled at America’s plants, what types of careers are available in the nuclear industry, and what U.S. government agencies are tasked with a role in nuclear energy.    
To simplify the search for nuclear curriculum, we have pulled together our Teacher and Student Guides and resources below. In addition, NEED has nuclear energy integrated into many of its teacher and student guides found elsewhere on  

NEED Curriculum


NEED Infobook Content about Nuclear Energy


Presentations from the Nuclear Energy Conference for Educators - Charlottesville, Virginia - July 25-29, 2010


Additional Activities and Resources