In this lesson, students will learn about Nobel Laureate, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (known as Chandra), his influence in astrophysics, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the history of black holes.
Students will learn about the significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves.
Students will learn the story of Marietta Blau a Jewish nuclear physicist who was forced to leave her home in Austria upon its annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938.
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.
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.
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 African cultures have understood the stars.
Students will learn about myths and constellations, and how different cultures have used them to understand the natural world.