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Nobel Prize Lessons

Nobel Prize Lessons are reliable and so easy to use, that a teacher can look through the manual, watch the slides, print the texts for students and then start the class. The material is based on well established sources, and point to further reading from the prize-awarding institutions. You can choose to use the overview lesson – covering all fields – or go into the details with one lesson per field.

The first resource on offer is lesson material on the 2017 Nobel Prizes. The lessons are published within 24 hours of the announcement of each new Nobel Prize.

All Nobel Prizes 2017

One overview lesson covering all categories:

Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 1 Mb)
Slideshow (Pdf 3 Mb)

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne

“for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”

Teacher’s Guide (Pdf 349 Kb)
Speaker’s Manuscript (Pdf 757 Kb
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 517 Kb)
3 minutes of video to explain the prize:

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

“for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”

Teacher’s guide (Pdf 349 Kb)
Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 698 Kb)
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 523 Kb)
3 minutes of video to explain the prize:

 

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson

“for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”

Teacher’s guide (Pdf 349 Kb)
Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 796 Kb)
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 483 Kb)
3 minutes of video to explain the prize:

 

Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro

“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”

Teacher’s guide (Pdf 349 Kb) 
Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 833 Kb)
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 564 Kb)
3 minutes of video to explain the prize:

 

Nobel Peace Prize 2017

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

“for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”

Teacher’s guide (Pdf 349 Kb)
Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 725 Kb)
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 452 Kb)
2 minutes of video to explain the prize:

 

Prize in Economic Sciences 2017

Richard H. Thaler

“for his contributions to behavioural economics”

Teacher’s guide (Pdf 349 Kb)
Speaker’s manuscript (Pdf 699 Kb)
Slideshow (Pdf 1 Mb)
Text for pupils (Pdf 428 Kb)
3 minutes of video to explain the prize: