Books In the Middle Podcast

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction)

March 15, 2020 Tasha Squires
Books In the Middle Podcast
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction)
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Books In the Middle Podcast
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction)
Mar 15, 2020
Tasha Squires

Bomb: The Race to Build - and steal - the World’s most Dangerous Weapon    By Steve Sheinkin

This all started when it was discovered by a German physicist that a uranium atom could be split. It wasn’t thought possible at the time. That any atom could be split. And when it split, it gave off energy. So what if a bunch of uranium was put in a situation where it was splitting all over the place – that could produce a lot of energy. Energy could equal a bomb. Soon it was a race. The Germans and the rest of the world were engaged in a massive world war. One that if either side got a serious bomb, could change the course of humanity. 

Recommended for grades 7 and up. 


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Bomb: The Race to Build - and steal - the World’s most Dangerous Weapon    By Steve Sheinkin

This all started when it was discovered by a German physicist that a uranium atom could be split. It wasn’t thought possible at the time. That any atom could be split. And when it split, it gave off energy. So what if a bunch of uranium was put in a situation where it was splitting all over the place – that could produce a lot of energy. Energy could equal a bomb. Soon it was a race. The Germans and the rest of the world were engaged in a massive world war. One that if either side got a serious bomb, could change the course of humanity. 

Recommended for grades 7 and up.