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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
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
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
Portrait of Anthony M. Johnson

Students will learn about optical physicist and Bell Laboratories alumni Anthony Johnson, while also exploring the phenomenon of total internal reflection.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
30-50 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
Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

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.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-80 minutes
Melba Roy Mouton, a computer, in 1960

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.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
90 minutes
The National Society of Black Physicists' Logo

This lesson plan introduces students to the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-60 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
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

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