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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): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10 minutes
In-class time: 
55-60 minutes
 
Star formation in the constellation Orion as photographed in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Students will learn about myths and constellations, and how different cultures have used them to understand the natural world.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
1-3
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
30-60 minutes
 
Star formation in the constellation Orion as photographed in infrared by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Students will learn about myths and constellations and how different African cultures have understood the stars.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
4-5
Prep time: 
10-15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-45 minutes
 
Portrait of Inge Lehmann

Students will learn about the life and work of geophysicist Inge Lehmann, and the behavior of seismic waves through earth's layers

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-90 minutes
 
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
 
Big Dipper

Students will learn about the Underground Railroad and how African Americans escaping slavery used the stars to navigate to freedom.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
Prep time: 
10 minutes
In-class time: 
45-50 minutes
 
Big Dipper

Students will learn about geographic and equatorial coordinate systems and how slaves on the Underground Railroad used the stars to navigate their way to freedom.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
40-50 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
 
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
 
James E. West, ASA President from 1998-1999.

Students will research the lives and work of some notable African American inventors, and then create an invention or patent of their own.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
6-8
9-12
Prep time: 
15 minutes
In-class time: 
Two parts, 60-80 minutes each

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