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Female Scientists at Los Alamos

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Female scientists at Los Alamos are not often discussed, but they played an integral role in the creation of the atomic bomb.





Have each student read Rebecca Diven's account of Los Alamos and read the overviews of the role of women in the Manhattan Project.  Based on this information and any outside research they might conduct, have each student adopt a "character" as a female scientist working on the Manhattan Project and write a two-page "oral history" as this character.