Manhattan Project

February 4, 2020, a free virtual field trip for classrooms with a WWII theme.

Electronic Field Trip Date and Time

The National WWII Museum is offering two electronic virtual field trips on Tuesday, February 4 at 9 AM and again at noon (CDT). Each presentation is scheduled to last one hour. ‘


The presentation is designed to “discover the science sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb.” It will explore the nuclear reactor in Washington State and the undercover laboratory/test site in New Mexico.


During the presentation there will be live polling to make it more interactive. Students can submit questions in advance to be considered for the live broadcast. Following the presentation, a question and answer session will be provided by Sharon Squassoni who is a professor at George Washington University. The virtual field trip is designed for students in grades 7-12. Click here for more information and to register.

Don’t miss the free Teacher’s Guide

An extremely well written teacher’s guide filled with information and images you will want to share with your class is available from the website. It includes two well-designed lesson plans using primary and secondary sources and aligned to the common core. Here is a link to this extraordinary resource.

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