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BOMB: The Race to Build-and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Nonfiction Book Study: Ch. 3 Finding Einstein

This book study provides curated information and guided reading and assignments for the book BOMB by Steve Sheinkin

Essential Question

How did the contributions of physicists in the making of the atomic bomb affect the world as we know it?

Student Expectations

We will read and annotate the chapter, "Finding Einstein” using Cornell Notes by the recording the historical contributions of scientists.


I will summarize Ch. 3 "Finding Einstein" on my Cornell notes using the SWBST strategy.


Summary Strategy

Somebody (Wigner and Szilgard)

Wanted (What did Wigner and Szilgard want?)

But (What was their problem?)

So (How did Einstein solve his problem?)

Then (What resolutions were made with FDR?)

Activity: Cornell Notes

Use the Cornell Notes Template to record answers to questions and determine main ideas. As the closing task, you will summarize the chapter at the bottom of the template. 


Primary Source: Einstein Szilard Letter

Read the primary source document. Using textual evidence, what did the Einstein Szilard letter warn President Roosevelt about?