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Women and People of Color in Science loading

Contributions to the sciences by specific groups and challenges that they have faced.

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Levels are CK-12's student achievement levels.
Basic Students matched to this level have a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work.
At Grade (Proficient) Students matched to this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter, including subject matter knowledge, application of such knowledge to real-world situations, and analytical skills appropriate to subject matter.
Advanced Students matched to this level are ready for material that requires superior performance and mastery.
  • Real World Application
    Smart Concrete

    Smart Concrete

    by CK-12 //basic

    Find out how a scientist named Deborah Chung discovered a way to make concrete that can monitor itself for cracks before concrete structures become unsafe.

  • Real World Application
    Quark Hunting

    Quark Hunting

    by CK-12 //basic

    Discover how scientist Melissa Franklin studies the fundamental particles called quarks and how her research applies to the real world.

  • Real World Application
    Designer Compounds

    Designer Compounds

    by CK-12 //basic

    Learn how PET scans are used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and how one chemist is trying to design organic compounds to cure the disorder.

  • Real World Application
    Green Chemistry

    Green Chemistry

    by CK-12 //basic

    Discover how a scientist is trying to develop a catalyst to turn methane into methanol, a promising alternative to gasoline.

  • Real World Application
    Stronger than Steel

    Stronger than Steel

    by CK-12 //basic

    Learn about the amazing properties of the synthetic fiber named Kevlar, how it was discovered, and some of its important uses.

  • Real World Application
    Printing with Light

    Printing with Light

    by CK-12 //basic

    Learn about the first female photographer, how to make prints with UV light as she did, and how the process works.

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