All Nobel Prizes 2019

Teacher’s guide

This is a step-by-step timetable for the Nobel Prize Lesson – a ready to use lesson on all the 2019 Nobel Prizes. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes.

A Swedish version of the lesson is available at

Teacher’s Guide (PDF 60K)

1. Warm-up (5 min)
Ask your students the following questions.

  • What is the Nobel Prize?
  • Why is it called the Nobel Prize?
  • Are you familiar with any Nobel Laureate?

2. Show the video about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (5 min)

3. Slideshow (20 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.

Slideshow (PDF 6 MB)

Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 900 Kb)

4. Quiz (10-15 min)
Let your students work individually with the questions and then discuss their answers with a classmate.

Quiz (PDF 50 Kb)
Quiz answers (PDF 50 Kb)
Online quiz

5. Conclusion (5 min)
Summarise what you and the class have understood, and what you have not understood. You can work with the latter on another occasion.


Links for further information
Links to further reading about the 2019 Nobel Prizes
The website of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences