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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
 
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
 
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