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The Bomb

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The spectacular explosion of the first atomic weapon is documented with dramatic video footage in a short film. Using pictures and videos of the bomb's preparation, as well as its aftermath, scholars consider the ramifications of this...
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The Atomic Age: Living in the 1950s with the Threat of a Nuclear War

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The threat of a Nuclear attack was very real for people in the 1950s. Share the hysteria, propaganda, and reasons behind this Cold War tactic gone overboard. A great presentation intended to build a context for understanding mid-century...
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The Dropping of the Atomic Bomb and V.J. Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact of the decision to drop the atomic bomb. In this World War II lesson, students read primary source documents regarding the implications of dropping the bombs as well as Truman's speech to the nation on V.J....
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine and discuss living during the Atomic Age. They read an article and view an exhibit about fallout shelters, list survival items their family would need in a shelter, and develop a Venn diagram comparing survival needs...
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Legacies of the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the implications of the use of the atomic bomb in World War II. In this World War II lesson, 9th graders research the answers to several questions regarding key events of the war in Pacific. Students discuss their...
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Atomic Bomb Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the decision to end World War II by dropping the atomic bomb.  In this world history lesson, students explore information on the atomic bomb and the decision of the tactics to use it.  They also watch a video and plan a...
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The Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discover the technological and scientific requirements for making the atomic bomb, the immediate effects of an atomic bomb, and the social and political changes that have resulted from the Manhattan Project.
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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
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Chemistry and Physics: History of the Atom (Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr Models)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know so much about the atom? Explore the evolution of the atomic model through a video from an informative chemistry lessons playlist. The narrator describes how our view of atoms and subatomic particles has changed from...
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Nebraska in the Atomic Age

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students evaluate Nebraska's role in the atomic age. In this Cold War Era lesson, students use the Internet to research and examine the contributions of Nebraska toward the deployment of an atomic weapon. Students then design and create...
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World War II

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students analyze primary sources (photographs) for evidence of American military technology during WWII. They debate the use of the Atomic Bomb. Students view the Rosenthal image. They discuss the image in detail.
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Bombs Over Bikini: Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Cold War and the Manhattan Project launched the world into the nuclear age. Young historians explore how nations searched for bigger and better weapons to hold an advantage over other nations. Through discussion and comprehension...
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Atomic Structure Crossword Puzzle

For Students 8th - 11th
In this online interactive atomic structure crossword puzzle instructional activity, students use 5 clues to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.
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Alphas, Betas and Gammas Oh, My!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Referring to the periodic table of elements, nuclear physics learners determine the resulting elements of alpha and beta decay. Answers are given in atomic notation, showing the atomic symbol, mass, atomic number, and emission particles....
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Fill-In - October Event in History

For Students 7th - 12th
A lot has happened in the month of October in the past 100 years or so. Kids fill in the blank for 31 events, each of which occurred on a day in October. Each event can be found in a New York Times article from the past 100+ years....
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A Guided Tour of the Periodic Table

For Students 9th - 12th
In this periodic table worksheet, high schoolers write the chemical symbols for the given elements, compare atomic number and mass number, and describe the importance of valence electrons in the organization of the periodic table. This...
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How is Atomic Energy Used Today

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate energy sources by examining photographs.  In this atomic energy lesson plan,  students identify and describe various pictures and how atomic energy is used in them.  Students create a presentation demonstrating how...
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Atomic Age Critical Thinking

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and discuss issues surrounding the atomic bomb and the concerns it raised and the consequences of dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. A variety of sample questions are provided to engage discussion.
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Nuclear Science: Understanding the Development and Control of Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners comprehend the Development and control of Nuclear Energy. They analyze the historical significance of the atomic age through use of primary documents. Students examines nuclear energy from the perspective of physical sciences.
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Atom Models Through the Ages

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explain the development of the atomic model over time. In this chemistry activity, 8th graders research about the scientists who made a contribution to the atomic theory. They create a three-dimensional model based on...
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WWII and the Atomic Bomb

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners explore three decisions about the atomic bomb faced by the U.S. during WWII, take a position on each of the decisions, and defend their position. Should a bomb have been built, dropped, and was the right decision made?
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The Bernoulli Effect - Conceptually

For Teachers K - 9th
Students observe and/or conduct five experiments which address the Bernoulli Effect. In this conceptual activity based on the Bernoulli Effect, the students construct atomizers, and make concrete observations and inferences in connection...
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NUMB3RS Activity: A Matter of Half-Life and Death

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Students investigate exponential decay.  Students explore the biological half-life of Cesium-137.  Students investigate the Goiania Accident of 1987 which is considered one of the worst incidents in the history of the Atomic Age. 
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For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore through research changes in Japan following A-bomb, discuss how people of all ages can model tolerance and peaceful coexistence, examine Constitution of Japan, and identify its three basic tenants.

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