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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

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)
6-8
9-12
Prep time
20-30 minutes
In-class time
45-60 minutes

This lesson plan introduces students to the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP).

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
Prep time
10-15 minutes
In-class time
40-60 minutes

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

Students will learn about the role of African Americans played in the Mahanattan Project as scientists, technicians, and workers by exploring the biographies of several of these individuals.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
Prep time
10-15 minutes
In-class time
60-90 minutes

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.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
6-8
9-12
Prep time
10-15 minutes for each part
In-class time
Two parts, 45-60 minutes each

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

Students will learn about the mobilization of African American “war workers” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities during World War II.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
Prep time
10-15 minutes
In-class time
60-90 minutes

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.

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

Students will research the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and examine several institutions that offer degrees in the physical sciences.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
Prep time
15-20 minutes
In-class time
65-95 minutes

Students will explore Eunice Foote's discovery of the greenhouse gas effect and the context in which she conducted her research. By the end of this lesson, students will connect Foote’s unequal treatment to her work as a suffragette, fighting for women’s rights. Students will write their own version of the Declaration of Sentiments.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
6-8
9-12
Prep time
15-20 minutes
In-class time
50-75 minutes

This lesson plan introduces students to the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). It situates the formation of SACNAS in the historical context of the 1970s and encourages students to contemplate the significance of advocacy and diversity organizations such as SACNAS.

 

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
Prep time
10-15 minutes
In-class time
35-60 minutes

By examining oral histories and historical photographs, students will learn about the history of the Manhattan Project and how many women contributed in various capacities.

Guide subjects
Grade level(s)
9-12
College
Prep time
15 minutes
In-class time
60-100 minutes