Nuclear professions

This section is devoted to provide descriptions of the different jobs related to nuclear science and technology. The goal is to find material about the careers in which nuclear knowledge is relevant for the performance of the job.

Video of Imperial College London. In this video, teachers and graduate students explain their experience about nuclear engineering careers. Language: English.

Video from Odessa National Polytechnic University. This video described in detail the work and responsibilities of a nuclear engineer. The format is not unsuitable but its contents are still interesting. Language: English.

The web page of World Nuclear Association has a site with activities of the nuclear industry. Language: English.

Old video of less than 2 minutes describing the work of a nuclear engineering in a nuclear power plant. Language: English.

Section of the Center of Nuclear Science and Technology Information web page dedicated to explain the job of a nuclear engineer. In this same web page there are other sections dedicated to different careers realted to nuclear (nuclear medicine technologists, Safety Professionals at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, etc.) Language: English.

Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department web page. In the link provided above there is an outlook on the career of a nuclear engineer. Language: English.

Westinghouse web page with information about the careers that this company look for. Language: English.

Same information as in the previous link, but for the General Electric company. Language: English.

Document from the Nuclear Industry Association with a specific chapter about careers in nuclear. Language: English. web page where different profiles of nuclear medicine are described in detail. Language: English.


Other applications

Section of the Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information web page regarding nuclear applications. Language: English.

Web page from the World Nuclear Association with articles regarding the uses of nuclear technology in agriculture, medicine, etc. Language: English.

Complete summary about nuclear applications. Language: English, Spanish.


Society and nuclear history

This web page published by the CNSC provides information about Canada’s nuclear history, including CNSC’s presidents, historical events, among others. In the same way new nuclear projects proposed in some Canadian communities are detailed. Publications by CNSC such as regulatory and licensing process documents for licensees, annual reports and information products can also be found. Language: English.

Very interesting resources for teachers, classified by the level for which they are designed and by categories, including nuclear & society. It is about PDF documents and some of them include game or debate proposals.  Language: English.

Recommended PDF document with a little bit of everything: nuclear history, benefits, what the public think, etc. Language: English.

Opinion video of about 20 minutes entitled “Why I changed my mind about nuclear power”. Language: English (with subtitles option for Spanish, Portuguese or French).

World Federation of Science Journalists web page with interesting information about nuclear history, controversies, stories of accidents, etc. Language: English.


Basic knowledge about the nuclear field

What do you know about radiation? Are you aware that radiation is present in your daily life? What sources of radiation can you name? Do you think you can sense radiation? What have you heard about the effects of radiation? Can you think of a positive one? Can you imagine how radiation is used in everyday life with beneficial effects? What is the relationship between radiation and radioactivity? What about the nuclear decay processes? What nuclear reaction processes do you know? Do you understand why the fission process is a source of energy? Do you know that energy from the sun is due to the nuclear fusion reactions occurring inside the core? Find out all the answers and more information in the links below:

This site provides general information about radioactivity, radiation properties, uses, effects and so on, also explaining half-life and chain reaction concepts, by means of animations and videos. Language: English.

Information resource (mainly presentations) for high school teachers and students about radiation and energy, nuclear reactions, decay modes, among others. It also includes a glossary of nuclear science terms. Language: English.

Web page with information (video) about radioactive decay (Chapter 8). An account is needed (30-days free, 59.99 $/month). Language: English.

Very complete and interesting web page from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) which provides infographics about radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, etc. It also gives an introduction to radiation: what is, types, sources, effects, glossary of terms, etc. Language: English

4-minutes video from the CNSC explaining what radiation is (runner for the PIME Award). Language: English.

Very interesting resources for teachers, classified by the level for which they are designed, and by categories, including nuclear basics (half-life concept, radioactive decay, etc.). It provides PDF documents and some of them include game (for example to explain how a nuclear chain reaction works) or debate proposals (for example about the benefits and concerns of current energy issues).  Language: English.

Animation about the radiation concept, what is, sources, etc. This page also includes some videos ( about these issues. A quiz is also available as well as FAQ classified by topics (daily life and radiation effects). Moreover, an email address is provided to solve specific questions about radiation ( Language: English and Dutch.

Educational videos (~ 2-10 minutes) and games for kids about nuclear issues: what is radiation, radioactive decay, type of radioactive particles, fission and fusion reactions, and so on. Language: English.

Videos about radioactivity, half-life and such concepts. Language: English.

Movie about radioactivity. This web page also provide materials both for teachers and students to be used on tablets. It is a non-free resource for which registration is required. G suite for education (free for schools). Language: English.

Articles about radiation and radioactivity, designed for pupils from 7-14. Language: English.

Movie about nuclear fission and fusion, for students from 7-14. Language: English.

Brief articles about radiation, biological effects, and radiation detection. Language: English.

Recommended PDF document which includes a section dedicated to explain radiation. Language: English.

Summary about radiation : concept, sources, classification.  Language: English, Spanish.

IAEA web page with information about the ionizing radiations, types of radiations, radiation dose concept, a little explication about the levels of radiation and an explication of risk and benefits of radiations: This material has a higher level than others. Language: English.

Explanation about what a nuclear reaction is, types and notation. Language: English.

This section of the web page explains the common modes of nuclear decay.  Language: English.

A brief description of nuclear reactions and some uses of them. Language: English.

More complete description of nuclear reactions, nuclear radiation types, and targets and products of nuclear reactions. Language: English.

Educational video explaining nuclear reactions, designed for pupils from 8-12. Language: English.

Website providing educational material (posters, video links, flyers) for pupils and teachers on different nuclear topics. Language: Dutch and French.