|Teaching Science through History|
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The Committee on Uranium, 1939
by Douglas Allchin
In 1939 a group of U.S. scientists and military experts met to decide whether (and how) to pursue research on a possible atomic bomb. In this project, each participant assumes the role of a historical figure who was there and recreates the historical event, reaching their own decision.
This simulation is an opportunity to teach about several features of how science works:
The simulation activity includes: project profile, background, guidance for participants, list of resources, epilog and teaching notes.
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