This lesson plan introduces multiwavelength astronomy and engages students with the compelling story of Dr. France Córdova.
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.
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.
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.
Students will learn about Maria Mitchell and her work in observational astronomy.
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.
Students will learn about different African cultures and the ways that they have understood what we know as the Orion constellation.