Student Outreach

2019 Essay Contest: Fueling Space Colonization

Launched Nuclear Science Week. Submissions are due by noon on December 15th.

Students in 9th through 12th grade eligible to participate in this contest. The requirements that the students must adhere to are as follows:

  • Use at least 3 different reliable sources for your research and cite these sources
  • Essay must be between 700 and 1000 words

Essay Prompt:  Research energy sources and space colonization.  Propose an informed energy solution that allows for human habitation on Mars and can provide reliable electricity to sustain life and advance science.  Proposed energy solution should consider the potential challenges and the energy requirements of the very remote community.

Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Laptop (Lenovo Yoga 900 or comparable)
  • 2nd Place – Chromebook
  • 1st Place, 2nd, and 3rd Place – all top 3 finalists will receive science books, the board game Power Grid, and a copy of the documentary Pandora’s Promise.

Submission:  email PDF version to naygn.essay@gmail.com

Questions:  email schooloutreach@naygn.org

 

Teachers Workshop

Visit Our New Teachers Workshop Page

Our new Teachers Workshop page has all the teaching tools and resources from the NAYGN Teachers Workshop to help students learn about Nuclear Energy. Here you will find presentations to introduce your students to the benefits of Nuclear Energy and how it works along with fun games you can play with them.

Click here to get to the Teachers Workshop page.

Drawing Contest

2019: Reach For The Stars

Launches January 10th. Submissions are due by noon on March 15th.
Students in 4th and 5th grade will use a 8 ½ x 11” to draw how you will power a mission to space! 
Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Science Books, Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate, Class “Treasure Box”
  • 2nd and 3rd Place – Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate

For Each Winner’s School Library – Collection of books and reference materials about nuclear science and technology with the name of the winning student inside the cover, honoring their accomplishment.

When presenting the drawing contest to a classroom, use the following presentation and introduction.
For each drawing submitted, attach this form with the student’s information.
Parents of the students participating in the drawing contest need to sign the linked waiver. 

2018: Nuclear is Rad

Thank you for everyone’s participation in NAYGN’s Annual Drawing Contest for 4th and/or 5th graders. The deadline for the drawing contest was March 3, 2018, and the drawings will be displayed, voted on and chosen online through public voting on the NAYGN website in May. 

Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Nuclear Books, Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate, Class Pizza Party
  • 2nd and 3rd Place – Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate

The library of each winner’s school will receive a collection of books and reference materials on nuclear science and technology with the name of the winning student inside the cover, honoring their accomplishment.

The winners of the drawing contest are the following students:

  • 1st Place: Zielaika Curabo

  • 2nd Place: Brooklyn Josey

  • 3rd Place: Owen Wilson

  

Marie’s Electric Adventure

Marie’s Electric Adventure was featured during the Nuclear Science Week.

Marie’s Electric Adventure chronicles the quest of a young girl and her dog to find out why the night light went out.  This story includes whimsical characters, like a talking dog named Einstein, to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts fun and relatable to children.

For more information on Marie’s Electric adventure and when you can read this her story, check out the book’s home page here.