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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.
Students will research the lives and work of some notable African American inventors, and then create an invention or patent of their own.
Students will learn about four African American astronauts who broke boundaries different ways and in different time periods.
Students will learn about optical physicist and Bell Laboratories alumni Anthony Johnson, while also exploring the phenomenon of total internal reflection.
Students will learn about the experiences of contemporary women astronomers through profiles assembled in the “She is an Astronomer” survey project.
In this two-part lesson plan, students will learn about the life of theoretical physicist Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. and string theory, his field of research.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the “West Computers” or “West Area Computers” – a group of African-American women who worked as “human computers” at NASA Langley Research Center from the 1940s onward.
This lesson plan introduces students to the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).
Students will learn about racially and professionally diverse physicists.
Students will learn, through research and debate, about the conflicts that can arise between astronomical and local communities over the construction of observatories.