These websites are about the Manhattan Project which the first nuclear weapon was developed during World War II by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Learn about the history, key people involved, funding, its effects, and the science behind the development of atomic bombs. Includes lesson plans, interactive quizzes, and primary documents. There are links to eThemes Resources on the Atomic Bomb, World War II, and Albert Einstein.
The Manhattan Project: Making the Atomic Bomb
Learn about the Manhattan Project such as its origin, movement on atomic bomb around the world, scientific discovery contributing to atomic bomb, and operation of the project. Includes an organization chart. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Manhattan Project Historical Timeline
This is a timeline of the Manhattan Project. Pictures are included.
The Story of the Atomic Bomb
Read about the development of atomic bomb and the people involved.
Enrico Fermi Biography
Learn the Enrico Fermi biography and his role in the Manhattan Project. NOTE: This site includes ads.
People and Discoveries: Niels Bohr
Read a story of Niels Bohr and his contribution to the Manhattan Project.
Scholastic.com: Manhattan Project
This is a brief overview of the Manhattan Project. NOTE: This site includes ads.
PBS: The Manhattan Project
Find out about the code name of the project. Use a navigation menu on the left to find related information.
Interactive Quizzes about the Manhattan Project
Test how much you know about the project from interactive quizzes. You can choose a level of difficulty.
eThemes Resource: Atomic Bomb
Learn about the power of splitting an atom. Find out how detection of x-ray led to the discovery of radiation and creating thermonuclear fission. Learn how one of the greatest discoveries of humanity was used against it. Find out about events leading to the construction of the first atomic weapons, the Manhattan Project, people involved, bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and its consequences. Includes photographs, photocopies of historical secret documents, nuclear fission animations, audio and video files.
eThemes Resource: Famous People: Albert Einstein
Learn about one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century - Albert Einstein. Read about his life, discoveries, and theories. Learn here about two parts of the Relativity Theory: Special Relativity and General Relativity. Many of these sites include audio files, quizzes, animations, 3D simulations, and photographs. There is a link to an eThemes resource on Physics: Theory of Relativity.
eThemes Resource: World War II for Upper Grades
These sites cover the events of World War II (1939-1945). There are several first-hand accounts in text and audio from people involved in the war effort. Other topics include life on the homefront, the role of women, and the type of airplanes and weapons used. Includes biographies, letters, images, posters, video, and audio clips. There are links to eThemes Resources on various related topics.