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Students will learn about different African cultures and the ways that they have understood what we know as the Orion constellation
Students will learn about myths and constellations, and how different cultures have used them to understand the natural world.
Students will learn about myths and constellations and how different African cultures have understood the stars.
Students will learn about the life and work of geophysicist Inge Lehmann, and the behavior of seismic waves through earth's layers
Students will learn about Maria Mitchell, the first professional woman astronomer.
Students will learn about the Underground Railroad and how African Americans escaping slavery used the stars to navigate to freedom.
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.
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.
Students will learn about the experiences of contemporary women astronomers through profiles assembled in the “She is an Astronomer” survey project.
Students will research the lives and work of some notable African American inventors, and then create an invention or patent of their own.