Women's History Minute: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

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Born in Suzhou, China, experimental physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu immigrated to the United States, where she worked on the Manhattan Project. A short video introduces viewers to the amazing achievements of this remarkable woman.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class watch the video, brainstorm topics they would like to know more about, and then assign groups one of those topics to research and report on to the whole class
  • Include the video in a study during Women's History Month or during a study of the Manhattan Project and nuclear fission/fusion 
  • Have a group investigate why Chien-Shiung was not recognized for her contributions to the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics
Classroom Considerations
  • The short video provides only a brief introduction to the work of Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu
  • The video highlights some of her many achievements
  • None