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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
 
Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn working with equipment in their laboratory at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.

Students will learn about how women in physics were affected by World War II, and how a few women forged successful scientific careers despite marginalization.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
55-75 minutes
 
Accessibility logos

Students will learn about different disabilities, how they affect a scientist's ability to participate in academic conferences, and the policies intended to lessen their obstacles.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
65-90 minutes
 
Portrait of Albert Baez

Students will learn about the physicist Albert Baez, including his research, ideals, and efforts at improving international scientific education.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-25 minutes
In-class time: 
Text-based sections: 35-50 minutes; Experiment section: 25-40 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
 
Construction at the Hanford site of the Manhattan Project.

By examining oral histories and historical photographs, students will learn about the lives of African Americans who worked at the secret city built for the Manhattan Project in Hanford, Washington.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
50-75 minutes
 
Physicists Herman Branson, ca. 1960s

Students will learn about the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement and how it impacted the physics community by reading two contrasting assessments of the status of African Americans in physics in the 1960s.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
55 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
 
Kitt Peak National Observatory

Students will learn, through research and debate, about the conflicts that can arise between astronomical and local communities over the construction of observatories.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
College
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
70-120 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

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