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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Science and Technology of WWII

The Science and Technology of World War II is an interactive website provided by The National World War II Museum with funding support from General Electric. The Science and Technology of WWII provides students and teachers with lesson plans, timelines, essays, images, and learning activities about the scientific and technological developments that took place during WWII.

The Science and Technology of WWII could easily keep students engaged in exploring the site's content for an hour or more. The darkroom section of the website contains thirteen categories of images of WWII scientific and technology developments. The timeline on the website allows students to explore the scientific, technological, and political steps in the development of the atomic bomb. The learning activities section of The Science and Technology of WWII gives students the opportunity to learn about and send coded messages.

Applications for Education
The Science Technology of WWII provides teachers with four lesson plans that incorporate elements of science, math, technology, and history. The lesson plans are appropriate for middle school and high school use. After completing the activities in the lesson plans students can test their knowledge using the quiz in the learning activities section of The Science and Technology of WWII.

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