Free this week at Kids Discover: Pearl Harbor.
A poster from the National WWII Museum shows how the science and technology of WWII not only helped us fight and win the war, but how it continues to influence many aspects of our lives today. The poster also features instructions for making a version of synthetic rubber, a material scientists began experimenting with due to a shortage in the natural rubber supply.
Download the poster here.
Learn more about the technology of WWII with this History Channel interactive:
Free PDF Books:
The museum also has a great website that focuses on the science and technology of WWII. The site features:
Darkroom of images of artifacts related to WWII science and technology, in such areas as medicine, communications, rocketry, and mathematics.
Timeline outlining activities leading to the development of the atomic bomb.
Top 10 List page where you can vote for what you think was the greatest scientific achievement during WWII. There's also a Bottom Five poll on the worst uses of technology during the war.
Cipher Disk you can use to send and decipher coded messages.
Discussion questions, lesson plans, and essays.
Submit questions to the experts at the WWII museum and read answers to questions submitted by others.