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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
 
Portraits of Mary Somerville and Jane Marcet

Students will learn about the significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves. 

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
55-105 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
 
The 8" telescope with which Sir William Huggins first photographed the spectra of stars in 1866

Students will learn about spectra, their connection to atomic absorption and emission, and how astronomer Margaret Huggins contributed to early spectral photography.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
75 minutes
 
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
 
Jocelyn Bell Burnell sitting at her desk

Students will learn about the lack of recognition that plagued the careers of female scientists while developing research, reasoning, and debate skills. This lesson is intended for a high school or college level audience.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
30 minutes
In-class time: 
60+ minutes
 
Maria Goeppert Mayer and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Students will learn about the institutionalized discrimination of women scientists and their struggles for employment.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
50 or 100 minutes
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department in 1916.  Della Rogers is the only woman present.

Female scientists have often struggled for recognition because of their gender.  Students will learn about some of these less well-known figures in the history of science.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-30 minutes
In-class time: 
35-60 minutes
 
Dorrit Hoffleit

Students will learn about the life and career of female astronomers through their own words.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
65-100 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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