Directions: Go to http://www.ww2sci-tech.org/exhibit/dark.html (download “plug-in” if needed) and study each of the categories in the “darkroom” for Science and Technology of WWII. There are 14 pictures “hanging up” that represent different categories related to technology in WWII.
1. Medicine and Health
2. New Materials
3. Optics and Photography
10. Atomic Bomb
11. Chemical warfare
14. After the War
First, briefly look over the questions below and consider them while looking at the categories. Then answer the questions in groups of 3 (one person to each side of you) and post your answers here individually.
1. Using the examples in the “darkroom,” explain how WWII innovations in science and technology affect the world we live in today? Include at least 4 examples from the “darkroom.”
2. What are some examples of how training was conducted and advanced in the military? Do you believe this affected the outcome of WWII? Explain.
3. Explain how you think WWII affected the funding and collaboration of science to create certain technologies?
4. How do you think WWII and the need for new technologies affected the U.S. economy and industry? Explain with examples.