Science Vs: Nuclear War... Total Annihilation?
Science Vs

What would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped– say, in New York City?

Science Rules! Loose Nukes? You Betcha
Science Rules!

Nuclear weapons should be important to all of us because we’ve got to figure out how to not use them, and how to protect them.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Atoms for Peace
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students evaluate the positive aspects of nuclear developments.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Moral Implications of Creating the Bomb
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students will read a variety of perspectives on the moral implications of the bomb and engage in an organized debate on the topic.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Living with the Bomb
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students will research the bomb and design a poster-board that explores the geopolitical context of dropping the bomb as well as its tragic effects.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Manhattan Project in Literature
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Using the play In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, students will examine themes including the intersection of science and government and the “Red Scare,” and learn about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Government and the Bomb
Atomic Heritage Foundation

tudents read Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt, and draft their own response from Roosevelt, in order to understand the cooperation between scientists and the government during the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Female Scientists at Los Alamos
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Female scientists at Los Alamos are not often discussed, but they played an integral role in the creation of the atomic bomb.

Effects of the Bomb Effects of the Bomb
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students engage with primary resources to form opinions on the decision to drop the bomb.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Competing Interests - Scientists vs. Military
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students explore the unique role that scientists and the military played during the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Document Based Question on the Manhattan Project
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students are introduced to the Manhattan Project with film and open discussion, then use primary source documents to write an essay about the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Heritage Foundation: Petitioning Against the Bomb
Atomic Heritage Foundation

Students simulate scientists involved in the protest agains the bomb.