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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
 
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
 
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
 
Portrait of Marietta Blau

Students will learn the story of Marietta Blau, an oft-forgotten Austrian Jewish physicist who was forced to leave her country upon its annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
50-70 minutes
 
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
 
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

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