The Atomic Bomb: Crash Course History of Science #33

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Einstein, a famous pacifist, sent a letter to FDR encouraging development of a nuclear weapon. An interesting video opens with this historical event and moves through the development of atomic bombs. It shares the use of atomic weapons in war and the use of nuclear energy as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Highlight the secrecy required of the Manhattan Project and the list of scientists involved
  • Read Einstein's letter to FDR
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on knowledge of Einstein, World War II, and nuclear fission
Pros

  • Connects history, science, math, and more
  • Provides subtitles for ease of note taking
Cons

  • None