Welcome to the CNSC's educational resources pages.
Guided by Inspector Geiger, you'll find some simple information about nuclear science – from inside the atom to how nuclear is used around the world.
Information is tailored to specific ages *:
Below, you'll also find links to educational material provided by many other organizations involved in the nuclear sector and other science areas.
- Natural Resources Canada
- Environment Canada
- Government of Canada's Science Web site
- US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Student's Corner
- Let's Talk Science, national charitable organization that delivers science learning programs and services that turn children and youth on to science
- Deep River Science Academy, a 6-week summer program for bright students in science and engineering, focused on nuclear science and technology
- Canadian Nuclear Association: Education Web site
- Canadian Nuclear Society: Information for High School Science Teachers and Students
- IAEA Youth Resources
- Canada Museum of Science and Technology: Canada's First Nuclear Reactor
- Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
- Canadian Nuclear FAQs
- Cameco Corporation: Uranium 101
- The Learning Partnership: "Careers in Nuclear" - education guide and lesson plans for students (PDF)
- WiN-Canada and The Learning Partnership: video on careers in the nuclear industry
- BBC's Schools Radiation and Matter Web site
- Basics of nuclear energy by Dr. David P. Stern Emeritus, Goddard Space Flight Center
- National Nuclear Science Week Web site (source: U.S. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Web site)
Return to footnotes * referrer Note to teachers: Age categories roughly correspond to elementary, secondary and other grade divisions that make up the school systems across Canada. Because these divisions may vary widely, we encourage you to review the content to select the best category, games and puzzles for your students.