Mae Jamison, Shirley Jackson, Percy Julian, Ron McNair, Ernest Everett Just, George Washington Carver, Benjamin Banneker, and Warren Washington
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Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources that will help you honor the achievements and scientific work of African Americans. Consider using the following resources in your classroom.
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3-5 | Hands-On
This lesson helps students understand the diversity of science, both in terms of the work and the people engaged in the work.
In this lesson, students explore the careers of prominent African Americans in science, mathematics, and technology.
6-8 | Interactive
The goal of this lesson is to have students investigate both genetic and societal consequences of these often-artificial and evolving classifications.
In this lesson, students explore how the sun’s intensity at different latitudes has contributed to variations in human skin color.
In this lesson, students explore the factors that control variation in human skin color and the implications of this information for human society.
In this lesson, students explore the issue of ethics in medical research and, in particular, the issue of informed consent, in the context of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells.
6-12 | Teaching Aid
The Delta SEE Connection radio show features African-Americans in science, engineering, and mathematics and highlights scientific research that is being conducted at private institutions and college campuses, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), nationwide.
6-12 | Audio
Science Update has compiled interviews that feature a select group of black scientists who are living and working in North America.
Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources from the social and behavioral sciences that will help you celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. King in your classroom.
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