Our 8th graders’ visit to the Titan Missile Center on Monday (3/3) was directly connected to the Cold War unit they are studying in
Humanities and reviewed physics and chemistry content they had learned earlier in the year.
For those who have not yet toured the site, which is located in Sahuarita, the silo became operational in 1963 and was deactivated in 1982. During much of that time we were one of three cities with
multiple missile sites. It is currently a National Historic Landmark and the only missile site open to public tours.
In addition to the regular tour of the facilities (in which they forced JoAnn to simulate launching a W53 warhead with a yield of 9
Megatons — to her dismay), our students were given a quick lesson on Rocket Science. The general consensus is that it was a great trip that should be repeated every year!