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Project Engineer William Conway (left) and Principal Investigator Dr. George Carruthers (right) with the Apollo 16 far ultraviolet camera/spectrograph instrument.

Students will learn about African Americans involved in astronomy and astrophysics, from the 1700s when astronomy was used as a practical tool to the twentieth century space race, using primary and secondary documents.

Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes for each part
In-class time: 
Two parts, 45-60 minutes each
Maria Mitchell with her students

Students will learn about Maria Mitchell, the first professional woman astronomer.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
45-75 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
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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department in 1916.  Della Rogers is the only woman present.

Female scientists have often struggled for recognition because of their gender.  Students will learn about some of these less well-known figures in the history of science.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-30 minutes
In-class time: 
35-60 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
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
Maria Goeppert Mayer and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Students will learn about the institutionalized discrimination of women scientists and their struggles for employment.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
50 or 100 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

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