Benchmark 10G
Historical Perspectives: Splitting the Atom
Grades 9-12, page 253

A massive effort went into developing the technology and building the nuclear fission bombs used in Japan in World War II, the nuclear fusion weapons that followed, and the reactors for the controlled release of nuclear energy to produce electric power. Nuclear weapons and energy remain matters of public concern and controversy.

See Content Standard G History and Nature of Science (grades 9-12): Historical Perspectives