Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer

Portrait of Albert Baez

Students will learn about the physicist Albert Baez, including his research, ideals, and efforts at improving international scientific education.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-25 minutes
In-class time: 
Text-based sections: 35-50 minutes; Experiment section: 25-40 minutes
Portraits of Mary Somerville and Jane Marcet

Students will learn about the significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves. 

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
55-105 minutes
Portraits of Mary Somerville and Jane Marcet

Students will learn about the significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves. 

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
20-30 minutes
In-class time: 
55-105 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
Portrait of Elmer Imes working in a laboratory

 Students will learn about Elmer Imes' experimental work on spectroscopy and how it was a turning point in modern applied physics.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
60-80 minutes
Portrait of Anthony M. Johnson

Students will learn about optical physicist and Bell Laboratories alumni Anthony Johnson, while also exploring the phenomenon of total internal reflection.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
30-50 minutes
The 8" telescope with which Sir William Huggins first photographed the spectra of stars in 1866

Students will learn about spectra, their connection to atomic absorption and emission, and how astronomer Margaret Huggins contributed to early spectral photography.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
75 minutes