Free Classroom Resources for Women’s History Month

This site is excellent and contains free resources, lessons and ideas to help motivate students at all grade levels and subject areas.


Challenger Astronaut and Space Lesson Plans and Resources

Space Related Lessons

A huge selection from planets to weather.


Astronomy lessons and links

Very large collection that includes a variety of resources from tracking satellites to Ask an Astrophysicist. For all levels.


Lessons on explorers throughout time


Wright Brothers Lessons

Very complete and a great site for finding aviation related materials


General Space Links


NASA Robots


Christa McAuliffe Site

This site has podcasts, lesson plans, videos and more about science from the Challenger Learning Center that is dedicated to the memory of those killed in the shuttle tragedy, including Christa McAuliffe. There are such Learning Centers throughout the United States.


A list of Learning Challenger Centers by State


Challenger challenges for students


Lesson plan database.


Christa McAuliffe’s six science lessons that were prepared for the nation children, but never performed.


Webcasts from the Center by Topic and Date


Podcasts and Videos


Downloadable Space Day Tool Kit, Games and more for Space Day, May 2, 2009


Pros and Cons of Space Travel

A critical thinking lesson for students


Astronaut Biographies


Photos, Data on Shuttle Craft


Ideas for Star Child Lessons for Younger Students


Imagine the Universe Lessons for older students

Space Myths

Interesting information about Black Holes, Comets and More


A huge variety of lessons about space and its implications, including the Jupiter Galileo mission. Well worth a visit.


Earth and Mars Lessons


Mars Exploration Site with Lessons for Teachers


NASA Home Page for Teachers


JPL Home Page for Teachers

This Jet Propulsion site has several activities offered on site as well as downloadable lessons.


The Space Place Teachers Section

Activities and lessons and all downloadable. Great for challenging students. Check the animations.


Printable Shuttle for coloring


Science Education Gateway

An impressive listing of resources for teachers, including web-based and hands-on, inquiry based-lessons


Famous women in math and drivers


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Ada Lovelace was responsible for helping to translating documents and adding details to the Babbage’s Analytical Engine. Her work specified a method of calculating numbers with the Engine that is recognized by historians as the world’s first computer program.

Kay McNulty, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Ruth Lichterman, Betty Jennings, and Fran Bilas, were the original programmers of the ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, that was the first large-scale, electronic, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and naval officer. She was the first programmer of the Mark I Calculator and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She was ultimately made a Commander the Navy.Jean E. Sammet developed the FORMAC programming language as a computer scientist.Sally Floyd helped with Transmission Control Protocol that enables the Internet to operate. 

African American Evelyn Boyd Granville worked on a trajectory analysis for the Mercury and Apollo space projects.

Born a slave in
Tennessee in 1832, Mary Fields delivered the mail by stagecoach In Monday everyday until she was nearly 80 years old.

Latino racer Milka Duno was born in Venezulea and learned to drive by watching her parents. She has competed in many levels of racing including Formula One, IndyCar and sports car racing.

Kitty O’Neil, despite being deaf since she was four-years-old, set the women’s land speed record of 612 miles per hour. She also drove a rocket dragster to the quickest quarter mile elapsed time in history, 3.22 seconds. Lyn St. James was an Indy Car driver. She is just one of a handful of women who have qualified for the Indianapolis 500. St. James was the first woman to win the Indy 500 Rookie of The Year award. She set 31 national and international speed records over her 15 year career in auto racing.

Janet Guthrie is the first woman to earn a starting spot in the
Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, where she was also named the Top Rookie after setting a lap-speed record.  Her helmet and race suit are in the Smithsonian Institution.

 Danica Patrick was fourth in the 2005
Indianapolis 500, making her the top-finishing woman ever at this famous race and she was named rookie of the year. She was the first woman ever to lead a lap at the Indy 500.

Eileen Collins
U.S.A.F. Lt. Col. Eileen Marie Collins is the first woman ever selected to be a space shuttle pilot and the first woman to command a space shuttle.


Denise McCluggage earned honors in a variety of races and vehicles. McCluggage was able to master and win in everything from a Ferrari to a rally outfitted Ford Falcon.

Shirley Muldowney was the first driver to repeat as National Hot Rod Association Champion and the first driver to win the Championship three times with her ability to win in her dragster.



Mothers Day lessons

By Alan Haskvitz, national motivational speaker


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Integrated Mother’s Day lesson plan

Great plan for getting students to related past to present.


Mother’s Day Craft Ideas




Basic site with brief history, ideas


Games for Mother’s Day

For younger students


Women’s Rights lessons

For older students


Women in history resources


I have a lot of lesson plans and interesting materials about women in history here.


They include career information, a great many history links to such places as the national woman’s hall of fame, women in uniform, suffrage, women in math, and much more. All free.

Go to http://www.reacheverychild.com  for even more resources