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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
Portrait of Anthony M. Johnson

Students will learn about optical physicist and Bell Laboratories alumni Anthony Johnson, while also exploring the phenomenon of total internal reflection.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
30-50 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
Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr.

In this two-part lesson plan, students will learn about the life of theoretical physicist Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. and string theory, his field of research.

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

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