Nuclear in K-12 education: Overview of ANS toolkit and reflections from educators

October 21, 2020, 6:56AMANS News

A free webinar today from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EDT) will look at the resources that the American Nuclear Society has developed with Discovery Education and the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to help K-12 educators teach nuclear science and technology.

The webinar will begin with an overview of the resources, followed by reflections and commentary from three educators of various grade levels on their experiences teaching nuclear science and their thoughts about ANS’s instructional materials. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session with the panelists.

Registration is required for this Nuclear Science Week event.


  • Allison Wall, second grade teacher, Maryland Public Schools

  • Lacey Hopper, middle school science teacher, Lakeside Middle School, Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Michael Gottfried, geophysical science, physics, and aviation teacher, Roxbury High School, Roxbury, N.J.

  • Eric Loewen, chief consulting engineer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

  • Janice Lindegard, program specialist, American Nuclear Society


  • Ishita Trivedi, PhD candidate, North Carolina State University

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