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Chien-Shiung Wu assembling an electro-static generator at Smith College Physics Laboratory.

Students will learn about the life and work of nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and explore the trend of scientists becoming public figures and activists.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
50-65 minutes
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
Ripples caused by waves on a beach

Students will read a real paper that was submitted to the Royal Society by a woman in 1911, and will learn about the connection between science and the development of technology. 

Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-75 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
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
Anthony Johnson in ultrafast laser lab

Students will research African American scientists who participated in Bell Labs’ Cooperative Research Fellowship Program, and those who worked at Bell Laboratories from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-90 minutes
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
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
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
Portrait of Lise Meitner

Students will learn about the professional and personal challenges faced by Lise Meitner and other female physicists in the mid-20th century.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-45 minutes
In-class time: 
60-120 minutes

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