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Williamina Fleming: Astronomer and Discoverer of Stars

Portrait of Williamina Fleming by artist Amelie Chabannes.

Grade Level Grades 6-12
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Williamina Fleming was a trailblazing astronomer and discoverer of hundreds of stars who paved the way for women in science. Learn about her contributions to the fields of astronomy and astrophysics with this digital short from Unladylike 2020. Support materials include discussion questions, vocabulary, and a quote analysis activity for students.

UNLADYLIKE2020 is a production of Unladylike Productions in association with THIRTEEN’s American Masters. UNLADYLIKE2020's collection of educational resources was created by The WNET Group’s Kids Media & Education Department with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

More information and resources available at: https://unladylike2020.com/ and https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/unladylike2020/

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Williamina Fleming Lesson Plan.pdf

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June 2, 2021
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Early Women in Astronomy.pdf

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June 2, 2021
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Williamina Fleming_Recursos Educativos.docx

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March 16, 2022
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This astronomer discovered over 300 stars during her career| Unladylike2020 | American Masters | PBS
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