This lesson plan covers major developments and changes in atomic theory, with a focus on the 1800s and 1900s.
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 about the life and work of geophysicist Inge Lehmann, and the behavior of seismic waves through earth's layers.
Students will learn about Elmer Imes's experimental work on spectroscopy and how it was a turning point in modern applied physics.
Students will learn about optical physicist and Bell Laboratories alumni Anthony Johnson, while also exploring the phenomenon of total internal reflection.
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.
Students will learn about spectra, their connection to atomic absorption and emission, and how astronomer Margaret Huggins contributed to early spectral photography.