Virtual Field Trip to A Nuclear Submarine

May 21st, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
NOVA: See Inside A Submarine

At this website you can take a virtual tour of the inside of two nuclear powered submarines, the original USS Nautilus commissioned in 1955, and an “attack” submarine, the USS Springfield, commissioned in 1993. You can visit the control room, the crew quarters, and officers’ deck, see navigational equipment, and check out the periscopes, plotting tables, and weapons control panel. Learn about life on a submarine from members of the crew and their families.

This site is part of the larger PBS/NOVA companion website to the film presentation, “Submarines, Secrets, and Spies.” If you click on that title (located on the left side of your screen) you will go to the home page where you can learn a great deal more about submarines and underwater research including the fascinating science of how sound travels underwater. In fact, you can take an informative “true or false” quiz on that topic — answer the questions, and then find out the scientific reasoning behind the correct answers. For example: True or False? Do dolphins produce notes 100 times higher than the highest note a soprano can reach? Go to the website to find out!


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