The National WWII Museum and the Northrop Grumman Foundation Present

Real World Science: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
How Necessity Creates Innovation in Science and Technology
Real World Science is part of an effort by The National WWII Museum, and funded by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, to use the war that changed the world to teach how society turns to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) when it faces big problems. Teachers from across the country, and students from diverse backgrounds, will learn how to connect science, history, and literacy to ensure that the next generation is ready to meet the challenges it will face in the future.

For Teachers

Teachers will come to the museum for a weeklong residential experience. They will learn about how STEM solved problems in the past, and is still doing so today. They’ll learn how to teach this to students, using national and local standards to develop engaging and rigorous lessons that will prepare students for the future and develop interest in STEM careers.

For Students

Classrooms of students will also collect data on weather from their sites today and 75 years ago. Collecting and analyzing this data across time and geography will help them learn about how the world is changing, and provide practice in the skills required to tackle big problems.

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