Our Partner, the National Nuclear Museum has activities planned for National Nuclear WeekPosted: October 14, 2013
National Nuclear Science Week (NNSW), a celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science, will be recognized for the fourth year on October 21-25, 2013. Observations of the week will include an array of week-long educational activities in South Carolina, mass field trips to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in New Mexico, and much more.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will celebrate the week with different hands-on educational activities each day. Nearly 1,000 local students will visit the Museum throughout the week, where they will measure their exposure to radiation, simulate a nuclear chain reaction, see how alpha, beta and gamma particles penetrate different substances, demonstrate how electricity is generated in a table top power plant, learn the value of nuclear medicine, and explore the facts (and fiction) of nuclear energy.