Learning Labs

U-505 Virtual Tour

Explore the U-505, a real World War II German submarine in a live virtual tour. What was life like for sailors on board the boat? What role did the U-505 play in World War II? How was the submarine captured by American forces?

About the tour

  • Grades: 4-12
  • Capacity: Up to 35 students
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Live via Zoom or Google Meet
  • Offered Wednesdays through Fridays at a flexible time based on your schedule
  • Cost: $100

Please note: The U-505 is World War II German U-boat so there is discussion of war and sound effects that recreate gunfire during the tour.

Next Generation Science Standards

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • Structure and function

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

ETS 2: Links among engineering, technology, science and society

Lab goals

Students will:

  • Explore the U-505 and discover the powerful impact that innovation and technology can have on many people's lives throughout history.
  • Be inspired to ask questions about the history and technology behind the U-505.
  • Experience the exciting story of the U-505 and its capture.