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The Atomic Energy Kit isn't a DIY nuclear reactor, but a handful of basic radioactivity lab demonstrations. Finding that stuff in a random high school is hit or miss, but certainly all available at an undergrad lecture demo or hands on undergrad lab course. The cloud chamber and electroscope are easy to make yourself, and you can still get the radioactive sources from educational sources (I had the same Pb-210 source for the cloud chamber I made as a kid). A Geiger counter is a bit harder to build, but there are plenty around to buy, made or in kit form. The most interesting part, imo, is the spinthariscope setup that looks like it is meant for redoing Rutherford's foil experiment, which is a lot less common.
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