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The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip

If you missed the live stream, the video will be available soon on the National WWII Museum website!
January 28, 2020
Film crew at the replica guard gate in Los Alamos, NM.

Film crew at the replica guard gate in Los Alamos, NM.


Presented by the National WWll Museum in New Orleans, this interactive streaming exploration featured live polling and Q&A, so students participated without ever leaving their classroom. Answering student questions on-location at the WWll Museum was Sharon Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Student reporters examined the revolutionary science of nuclear energy and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy. They explored the world’s first industrial nuclear reactor at the massive and remote Hanford Site in Washington State. Students in classrooms across the country joind them virtually as the reporters traveled here, to the undercover laboratory and Trinity 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.

If you missed the live stream, you'll soon be able to access the archived program and watch those student reporters as they uncovered 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. 

More information can be found on the National WW2 Museum website.