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Big Dipper

Students will learn about the Underground Railroad and how African Americans escaping slavery used the stars to navigate to freedom.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
Prep time: 
10 minutes
In-class time: 
45-50 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
James E. West, ASA President from 1998-1999.

Students will research the lives and work of some notable African American inventors, and then create an invention or patent of their own.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
Two parts, 60-80 minutes each
Jocelyn Bell Burnell sitting at her desk

Students will learn about the lack of recognition that plagued the careers of female scientists while developing reasoning and debating skills.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
Prep time: 
30 minutes
In-class time: 
45-90 minutes
American Physical Society Logo

Students will learn about racially and professionally diverse physicists.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
College
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
65-70 minutes
Star formation in the constellation Orion as photographed in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Students will learn about different African cultures and the ways that they have understood what we know as the Orion constellation.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-45 minutes
American Physical Society logo

Students will learn about the contributions of contemporary women to physics, astronomy, and related disciplines. They will also explore careers and the significance of professional societies in physics.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
College
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes
Project Engineer William Conway (left) and Principal Investigator Dr. George Carruthers (right) with the Apollo 16 far ultraviolet camera/spectrograph instrument.

Students will learn about African Americans involved in astronomy and astrophysics, from the 1700s when astronomy was used as a practical tool to the twentieth century space race, using primary and secondary documents.

Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes for each part
In-class time: 
Two parts, 45-60 minutes each