Women in Astronomy

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Link to Resource: http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/women
Resource Type:Curricula and Instruction; Curriculum Materials
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Andrew Fraknoi; Multiverse; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Summary:There is growing documentation of the challenges women have faced and are facing in having an equal role in astronomy. At the same time, women are attaining important positions throughout the astronomical community, including the presidency of the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society. This means excellent role models are now available to show girls that they can be an integral part of the human exploration of the universe. Many instructors of astronomy would like to present such role models during their class discussions, but don't have the material to do so at hand or in their textbooks. Therefore, the Higher Education Working Group within NASA's Science Mission Directorate has sponsored this guide to English-language materials. It is not meant to be a comprehensive introduction to this complex topic, but merely a resource for educators and their students on where to begin looking at the history, the biographical information, and the current issues.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A; ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-3; HS-ESS1-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: astronomy; diversity; nasa; women in science
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