Atomic Heritage Foundation: Trinity

Students imagine the scene at Trinity through a variety of creative writing assignments.




Students will assume the role of one of the individuals who was present at the blast.  A number of creative ideas are possible with this assignment.  Students could write a report to J. Robert Oppenheimer describing the appearance of the bomb and their feelings about Trinity before, during, and after the test.  They could also write and perform a monologue or a short skit about observing the bomb, or create an artwork depicting Trinity based on eyewitness accounts.

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Science Topics
Nuclear Science, Physics
Social Studies Topics
U.S. Presidents, World War II
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
Middle School, High School, Educator
7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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