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Black History Month

Black History Month 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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Lessons

  • Images of Science

    Images of Science

    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.
  • African Americans in Science

    African Americans in Science

    6-8  
    In this lesson, students explore the careers of prominent African Americans in science, mathematics, and technology.
  • The Illusion of Race

    The Illusion of Race

    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.
  • Variation in Human Skin Color

    Variation in Human Skin Color

    9-12  
    In this lesson, students explore the factors that control variation in human skin color and the implications of this information for human society.
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    9-12  
    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.
  • Race and Genes

    Race and Genes

    9-12  
    Visible traits of the human phenotype associated with specific "races" are influenced by a common set of genes all humans share—the genome—and environmental interactions. Culture determines how they are perceived.

Tools

Collections

  • Martin Luther King Day Teaching Resources

    Martin Luther King Day Teaching Resources

    K-12  
    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.
  • Material Marvels

    Material Marvels

    9-12  |  Video
    Material Marvels is a collection of video podcasts hosted by science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez covering an assortment of fascinating materials.

Videos


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