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IGCSE Science - Hiroshima: Home

A guide to information resources on the Hiroshima bombing, 1945, for IGCSE Physics - compiled by your Librarians

Books in the Senior Library

The following books in the Senior Library will give background information on the bombing of Hiroshima.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Senior Library Libguide on Hiroshima.

On the 6th of August 1945 a nuclear weapon was used to destroy the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Click on the tabs above to find information on various aspects of the Hiroshima Bombing.

 

Underneath each tab you will find 3 levels of information:

The main tab contains core information on the topic

The 'Extended Information' tab has more information to extend your knowledge

The 'Higher Level Information' tab has information at a higher level for those students who would like to gain a more indepth knowledge of the subject

 

If you would like any more information or guidance to find more resources please ask one of the Reference Librarians in the Senior Library, we are happy to help!

The Hiroshima bombing

Your task

Produce a project on this historic event including:

 *    A description of the situation that led to the bomb being dropped.

*    A detailed explanation of the physics behind the weapon.

*    An explanation of the effects of the bomb, both immediate and longer term.

*    A discussion of the ethics of whether or not the bomb should have been deployed.

Assessment criteria

 

Aspect 1

Aspect 2

 

Application of Science to Society

Use of Relevant Scientific Terminology

A – A*

Discusses ways in which science interacts with at least two of environmental, ethical, political, economic or social concerns

 

Correct scientific terminology, at the appropriate level,  is used throughout

 

 

B – C

Describes ways in which science interacts with any of environmental, ethical, political, economic or social concerns

 

Mostly correct scientific terminology is used

Material from published sources is rephrased in own words

 

D – E

States ways in ways in which science interacts with any of environmental, ethical, political, economic or social concerns

 

Attempts to use correct scientific terminology

 

DVDs in the Senior Library

The following DVDs are available from the Senior Library

Where is Hiroshima?

These maps show where Hiroshima is situated.

Sources of maps: Anon., 2011. Google maps. [Online] Available at: http://maps.google.com.sg/maps [Accessed 22 February 2011]. Bystedt, M.W.S., 2007. Hiroshima Prefecture. [Online] Available at: http://apike.ca/japan_ hiroshima_prefecture.html [Accessed 22 February 2011].

Wikipedia

This entry from Wikipedia includes lots of background information on the bombing of Hiroshima.  It also includes an extensive bibliography which is very useful for finding further information.

Credit for this Libguide - Suzanne Parfitt

This Libguide was originally conceptualized and created by Suzanne Parfitt, Astt. Librarian at Tanglin Trust School from 2009-2015. 

It is maintained and updated by Senior Library Staff.