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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
 
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
 
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
 
Clockwise from top left: Michael P. Anderson, Ronald E. McNair, Guion S. Bluford Jr., Jeanette J. Epps

Students will learn about four African American astronauts who broke boundaries different ways and in different time periods. 

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
50-60 minutes
 
A Class in Mathematical geography at Hampton Institute studying the earth's rotation around the Sun. Hampton, Virginia, ca 1899.

Students will research the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and examine several institutions that offer degrees in the physical sciences.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
65-95 minutes
 
Edward Alexander Bouchet, ca. 1874

In this two-part lesson plan, students will learn about the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois over African-American education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and about the life of Edward Bouchet, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics in 1876.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-75 minutes
 
Portrait of Elmer Imes

Students will learn about how the physicist Elmer Imes' became involved in the civil rights case of Juliette Derricotte and about racial segregation in the 1930s.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes

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