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  • STEM Field Trip
  • STEM Field Trip
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World War II: Awesome Stories, Awesome Science

From radar and penicillin, to rockets and jet engines, to a new understanding of the power of the atom, WWII was a time of incredible scientific and technological innovation. Through a cross-curricular approach, math and science is presented within the historical context giving students opportunities to explore the actual applications of fundamental STEM concepts and their consequences in the real world.

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Schedule Your STEM Field Trip

Trips are available mornings from September through May. This trip can introduce students to the methods of science, or provide them with opportunities to apply their skills in a real-world context.

To schedule your trip, or for more information call Group Sales at (504) 528-1944 x 222 or email group.sales@nationalww2museum.org

This field trip addresses the following Louisiana GLE's:

Grade 6 GLE's Addressed by STEM Field Trip

Grade 7 GLE's Addressed by STEM Field Trip

Grade 8 GLE's Addressed by STEM Field Trip

High School GLE's Addressed by STEM Field Trip

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What the Students are Saying

“Instead of just listening, we got to get our hands on it!”
Gerald, 8th grade

“You could have warned us it would break at 100 twists!”
Sarah, 11th grade

“Awesome Applesauce!” (we think that’s good)
LaShon, 10th grade

“You tricked us! We didn’t realize we were doing science!"
Tamika, 7th grade


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Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.

See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.

Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.

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