Student Outreach

2020 Essay Contest: The Nuclear Advantage

 The 2020 Essay Contest will launch during the 2020 Nuclear Science WeekSubmissions are due by December 31st, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.

Students in 9th through 12th grade are 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 those sources
  • Essay must be between 700 and 1000 words

 2020 Essay Prompt:  Nuclear power has numerous advantages over other forms of power generation.  Write about the number one advantage you think nuclear power generation has over all other forms of electricity generation.

 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected and winners will receive the following rewards:

              1st Place – Laptop (Lenova Yoga 900 series or comparable)

              2nd Place – Chromebook

              1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place – all top 3 finalists will receive science books and the board game Power Grid Recharged.

 

2020 Drawing Contest: Bringing Nuclear Energy Into Focus

Update: Submissions for the 2020 Drawing Contest has closed.  NAYGN members are underway on voting for this year’s winners!  Winners will be announced in early November.

  • Theme: 2020 Fission: Bringing Nuclear Energy Into Focus
  • Contestants: 4th and 5th Graders
  • Submission: Email your chapter’s top 10 drawings (in PDF format) with child’s submission form and waiver to: schooloutreach@naygn.org

Students in 4th and 5th grade will use a 8 ½ x 11” to draw how nuclear energy will help with energy and environmental needs of the future.

Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Science Books, KiwiCo 3-month Subscription, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate, Class “Treasure Box
  • 2nd and 3rd Place – KiwiCo 1-month Subscription, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate
  • For Each Winner’s School Library – A collection of books and reference materials about nuclear science and technology with the name of the winning student inside the cover, honoring their accomplishment.

DRAWING CONTEST MATERIALS

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

Thank you for everyone’s participation in the 2019 NAYGN Annual Drawing Contest for 4th and 5th graders!  the 2019 theme was Reach for the Stars where contestants drew pictures showing how nuclear technology helped them power a mission to space!

Congratulations to the following winners for 2019!

1st Place: Lillian LaMure

2nd Place: Payton Cook

3rd Place: Simon Maxwell

2019 Essay Contest: Fueling Space Colonization

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

Students in 9th through 12th grade weree 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

1st Place – Sierra Yim,  “Mars Energy Plan”

2nd Place – Araceli Franco,  “Fueling Space Colonization”

3rd Place – Charleigh Wilson, “Energy Source and Colonization on Mars”

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.