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The Staff of the Tuskegee Weather Station circa 1944.

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the history of meteorology and about African American weather forecasters of the Tuskegee Weather Detachment that served in the Air Corps during World War II.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
45-60 minutes
 
Herman Branson in laboratory with equipment.

Students will learn about the mobilization of African American “war workers” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during World War II.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 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
 
Edward Alexander Bouchet, ca. 1874

In this two-part lesson plan, students will learn about the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois over African-American education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and about the life of Edward Bouchet, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics in 1876.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-75 minutes
 
Portrait of Elmer Imes

Students will learn about how the physicist Elmer Imes' became involved in the civil rights case of Juliette Derricotte and about racial segregation in the 1930s.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes
 
Lawrence Howland Knox, one of the African American Scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project.

Students will learn about the role of African Americans played in the Mahanattan Project as scientists, technicians, and workers by exploring the biographies of several of these individuals.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes
 
Portrait of Elmer Imes working in a laboratory

 Students will learn about Elmer Imes' experimental work on spectroscopy and how it was a turning point in modern applied physics.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-80 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 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

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