The Physical Sciences at Women's Colleges

The Physical Sciences at Women's Colleges

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Young women conducting an experiment in the Physics Laboratory, Wellesley College

Young women conducting an experiment in the Physics Laboratory, Wellesley College

AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives

In this lesson plan, students will be introduced to the history of women’s colleges in the United States and their role in physical science education. Students will learn about opportunities to earn a Bachelor’s or graduate degree in physical science at different women’s colleges. Using photographs and other primary source material, students will research the long history of the physical sciences at women’s colleges.