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Portrait of Lise Meitner

Students will learn about the professional and personal challenges faced by Lise Meitner and other female physicists in the mid-20th century.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-45 minutes
In-class time: 
60-120 minutes
 
Murray Cherry Ann, director of the Physical Research Laboratory at Bell Labs

Students will learn about the experiences of contemporary women astronomers and physicists through a comparative study of responses to the Women in Science and Engineering survey.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-90 minutes
 
Kitt Peak National Observatory

Students will learn, through research and debate, about the conflicts that can arise between astronomical and local communities over the construction of observatories.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-120 minutes
 
Physicists Herman Branson, ca. 1960s

Students will learn about the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement and how it impacted the physics community by reading two contrasting assessments of the status of African Americans in physics in the 1960s.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
55 minutes
 
Charles Pickering with Women Computers

Students will learn how women at Harvard Observatory coped with the discrimination they faced and partially overcame it to gain recognition for their efforts.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-70 minutes
 
Ripples caused by waves on a beach

Students will read a real paper that was submitted to the Royal Society by a woman in 1911, and will learn about the connection between science and the development of technology. 

Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-75 minutes
 
The Staff of the Tuskegee Weather Station circa 1944.

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the history of meteorology and about African American weather forecasters of the Tuskegee Weather Detachment that served in the Air Corps during World War II.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
45-60 minutes
 
Young women conducting an experiment in the Physics Laboratory, Wellesley College

Students will learn about the history of women's colleges and their role in physical science education by exploring several key institutions that offer physical science degrees.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-90 minutes
 
Vera Rubin looking through a telescope at Vassar College

Students will learn about the experiences of contemporary women astronomers through profiles assembled in the “She is an Astronomer” survey project. 

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-90 minutes
 
Herman Branson in laboratory with equipment.

Students will learn about the mobilization of African American “war workers” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during World War II.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes

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