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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
Big Dipper

Students will learn about geographic and equatorial coordinate systems and how slaves on the Underground Railroad used the stars to navigate their way to freedom.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-50 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
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
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
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
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
Star formation in the constellation Orion as photographed in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Students will learn about myths and constellations, and how different cultures have used them to understand the natural world.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
1-3
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
30-60 minutes
Star formation in the constellation Orion as photographed in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Students will learn about myths and constellations and how different African cultures have understood the stars.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
4-5
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-45 minutes

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