NASA’s From Hidden to Fashionable Figures is a superb useful resource for educating concerning the girls who made vital contributions to the event of NASA’s area program. The positioning options written and video biographies of Katherine Johnson, Mary W. Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan who have been instrumental in lots of NASA’s missions together with the primary orbit of Earth. This is a brief video introduction to the collection.
Along with the profiles of the Johnson, Jackson, and Vaughan there are almost a dozen different girls featured within the Fashionable Figures video library.
Purposes for Training
As a dad to 2 little ladies who usually reminds them that they’ll do something that boys can do, these are the tales that I would like them to listen to after they’re at school.
To assist using the Fashionable Figures sources in school rooms, NASA provides a Fashionable Figures Toolkit for lecturers. The toolkit contains eight lesson plans for elementary, center, and highschool school rooms. The lesson plans cowl issues just like the impact of gravity on orbit, calculating launch home windows, moon phases, and designing touchdown tools. The toolkit additionally contains some good handouts like this assortment of bookmarks that comprise brief biographies of the ladies featured in Hidden Figures.