In this lesson students will be learning about the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, as well as her work after NASA in outreach for young girls in astrophysics.
In this lesson plan students will learn about Stellar seismology, a technique that was developed by the astronomy Wanda Diaz-Merced.
In this lesson students will learn about the life and work of Victor Blanco.
In this lesson students will be learning about the life and work of Fred Begay, also known as Fred Young and Clever Hunter, the first Native American to earn a PhD in physics.
Students will learn about the life of experimental physicist Luis W. Alvarez, as well as his contributions to particle physics.
Students will be introduced to the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and consider the importance of diversity.
Students will learn about the physicist Albert Baez, including his research, ideals, and efforts at improving international scientific education.
Students will learn about the institutionalized discrimination of women scientists and their struggles for employment.
Students will learn about the significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves.
Female scientists have often struggled for recognition because of their gender. Students will learn about some of these less well-known figures in the history of science.