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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
 
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
 
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
 
Young women conducting an experiment in the Physics Laboratory, Wellesley College

Students will learn about the history of women's colleges and their role in physical science education by exploring several key institutions that offer physical science degrees.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
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
 
A Class in Mathematical geography at Hampton Institute studying the earth's rotation around the Sun. Hampton, Virginia, ca 1899.

Students will research the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and examine several institutions that offer degrees in the physical sciences.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
65-95 minutes
 
Leona Woods Marshall (left) with husband John Marshall at the Third International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP), Rochester, 1952, (AKA) The Rochester Conference.

Students will learn about Leona Woods Marshall Libby, who worked on the Manhattan Project and afterward had a successful and diverse career as a research physicist, while also discussing the value of interdisciplinary research.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
55-70 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
 
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. 

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
55-105 minutes
 
L-R: Andrew Granato, Gordon Baym, Charles Slichter, and Lillian Hoddeson converse at the History Solid State Physics Meeting.

Students will learn about subtle discrimination, its negative effects on the careers of women in physics and astronomy, and strategies to eliminate it from the workplace and classroom.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-30 minutes
In-class time: 
50-70 minutes

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