The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip
Join The National WWII Museum for a cross-country virtual expedition to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Student reporters examine the revolutionary science of nuclear energy in the Museum’s exhibits and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy. Explore the world’s first industrial nuclear reactor at the massive and remote Hanford Site in Washington State. Travel to the undercover laboratory and test site in New Mexico to learn about the team of talented physicists who tirelessly created the detonating device and witnessed its destructive power firsthand. Uncover the stories of mobilization, collaboration, and innovation to understand how the results brought about the end of World War II and forever changed the world.
Hosted by Dee-1 with expert commentary by nuclear research professor Sharon Squassoni.