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  • Careers in Physics lesson: covers careers you can do with a physics degree, particularly those that help solve societal problems. Helps students assess their personal values in relation to a career in physics, examine profiles of professionals with physics degrees, and envision themselves in a physics career.
  • Women in Physics lesson: A lesson on the underrepresentation of women in physics and the role of implicit bias and cultural stereotypes. Helps students examine the conditions for women in physics and discuss gender issues with respect to famous physicists, gendered professions, and personal experience to neutralize the effect of stereotypes and bias. Students participate in an interactive presentation by the teacher, in which data about women in physics around the world are discussed. The role of culture and society are considered.
  • Everyday Actions Guide: contains strategies for reducing marginalization in the classroom and recognizing students as physics people.