ABC’s of Nuclear Science - A comprehensive introduction to nuclear science-- antimatter, beta rays, cosmic radiation, radioactivity, the difference between fission and fusion, and the structure of the nucleus, for starters. Site also provides access to reference and teaching materials and experiments. From Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Uses frames.
ATLAS Educational Information - The ATLAS Experiment is to be carried out at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator facility of the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Website is intended for people of all ages who are curious about fundamental particles and forces as well as about particle research.
Atom Builder - A shockwave application that allows the user to add up and down quarks to a hydrogen nucleus to create a carbon nucleus.
A Basic Introduction to Nuclear Physics - A hypertextbook presenting elementary facts about nuclear physics. Nuclear physics is the study of the properties of the nucleus, the tiny object at the heart of every atom, and the forces that hold the nucleus together.
Big Bang Science - Site seeks to explain the origins of matter and current high-energy research regarding the conditions of the early universe. The information presented here is published in booklet form by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).
Bremsstrahlung - An overview of bremsstrahlung (or stopping radiation). From The Particle Detector BriefBook.
Contemporary (Nuclear) Physics Education Project (CPEP) - A product of teachers, educators, and physicists located around the world. Charts, brochures, web features, and classroom activities present the current understanding of cosmic rays, radiation, particle physics, fission, fusion, and similar topics. Award-winning site.
Cross Section - Introduction to cross section, an important concept in scattering.
Decays - Introductory information on particle decays produced by the Stanford Linear Accelerator.
Fermilabyrinth - A collection of Web-based games and activities to develop an understanding of the operations and experiments that take place in the Fermilab accelerator and detector halls and the scientific ideas they explore. Has a special section for teachers.
"God Particle" Possibly Discovered - A report on one of the potentially most important discoveries of the new millennium, along with a summary of the standard model of particle physics.
Hampton University Particle Physics Education - Describes the work of the Hampton University Particle Physics group in the ATLAS project as well as provides material and links for particle physics and general physics education. It also provides information on and links to QuarkNet, an NSF-DOE sponsored initiative to improve physics education.
History of the Nuclear Age - A chronological record of the nuclear age: links to people, documents and educational units. Explore political and ethical dilemmas of the Nuclear Age.
How Stuff Works: How Atom Smashers Work - Tutorial with 28 color illustrations and photographs looks at these amazing devices and how the results they obtain tell us about the fundamental structure of matter, the forces holding it together and the origins of the universe.
The Internet Plasma Physics Education Experience (IPPEX) - The site "allows students and teachers to participate remotely in scientific research at [America's] largest fusion energy laboratory." Requires Java-capable browser and Shockwave plug-in to be able to use the excellent educational modules. Also has an "ask the expert" forum for fusion-related questions.
Leptons - Introductory information on leptons (electrons, muons, taus, and neutrinos).
Life, the Universe and the Electron - An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the electron--A collaboration between the Science Museum, London, and the Institute of Physics
Meltdown at Three Mile Island, a Documentary - Companion site to the PBS show of the same name. Covers "How a Nuclear Reactor Works" and "What Happened," showing the series of events that took place on March 28, 1979. Useful for a quick lesson about Three Mile Island. Also has teacher's guide to the show and a link for ordering the video. Requires Java-enabled browser.
Nuclear Energy Guide - Learn the beginning concepts of nuclear energy including nuclear fission, accidents, power and both sides of the nuclear argument. (quicktime plug-in)
Nuclear Power - Overviews the principles of nuclear fission and its use to generate power, why uranium can be fissioned, n/p ratio and delayed neutrons, moderators, also Chernobyl and 3-Mile Island.
OnScreen Particle Physics - A simulation for Mac and Windows 95/98/NT that allows even beginning students to experience what real particle physics experiments are like. Demo versions available for download.
The Particle Adventure - An award-winning site from the Particle Data Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. "A tour of the inner workings of the atom."
U.S. Fusion Energy Sciences Program - A very comprehensive U.S. Department of Energy site related to fusion research. Provides a large number of links to institutions and organizations, and there is a special fusion education section too.
The World of Nuclear Science - "The World of Nuclear Science", is an interactive educational site that teaches people about the concepts, applications, issues relating to and history of nuclear science.