Nuclear Science Week: resources and recordings

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Subjects: Career Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology


Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.

Nuclear Science Week takes place each year on the third week of October, and each day provides for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science. The Centre of Excellence for Energy, the Atlantica Centre of Energy and NB Power presented a series of webinars during Nuclear Science Week (NSW) in October 2021.  

What you’ll need

  1. Internet enabled device
  2. Recordings of sessions (below)
  3. Nuclear Energy Resources


  1. Download the background Nuclear Energy Resources document or visit Teach Nuclear Lesson Plans.
  2. Choose the recordings you’d like to watch.
  3. Discuss the benefits and risks of nuclear science.


  1. NSW: clean energy and emissions reductions – October 18, 2021 | 10AM-10:45AM
  2. NSW: what is nuclear energy?  – October 18, 2021 | 1PM-2PM
  3. NSW: SMR panel discussion – October 19, 2021 | 1PM-2PM
  4. Radiation sciences: diagnostics in a hospital setting – Exploring nuclear medicine – October 20, 2021 | 10AM-11AM
  5. Radiation science – therapeutics in a hospital setting – November 5, 2021
  6. NSW: nuclear engineering at UNB – October 21, 2021 | 10AM-11AM
  7. NSW: 12 careers in the energy sector you may never have considered. (#7 may shock you) – October 21, 2021 | 1PM-2PM
  8. NSW: what is energy? with Science East – October 22, 2021 | 11AM-12PM
  9. NSW: Kahoot quiz

Curriculum Outcomes

Introduction to Environmental Science 12

  • identify links between personal behavior and local, regional and global environmental issues
  • become aware of the range of issues arising from overpopulation and human activity
  • explore how technology is used to gather and communicate information, and to address the issues

NB Global Competencies

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Sustainability and Global Citizenship

Visit Learning opportunities | Centre of Excellence for Energy ( for links to the sessions.



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