This is a step-by-step timetable for the Nobel Prize Lesson about a 2018 Nobel Prize.
This lesson package consists of four parts: a slide show with a speaker’s manuscript for the teacher, a student worksheet, two short videos and this teacher’s guide. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes.
Teacher’s Guide (PDF 63K)
Make sure the slide show and the videos work in your classroom, and make copies of the student worksheet.
Warm-up (5 minutes)
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?
Show the video about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize (5 minutes)
Show the slides (15 min)
Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript. Let your students ask questions. You are welcome to note questions or unclear points that you cannot personally answer and work more with these at a later time.
Slideshow (PDF 7,6 MB)
Speakers’ Manuscript (PDF 670 KB )
Show the interview with an expert in the field (5 min)
Ellen Moons, Professor of physics and member of The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, talks about this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics:
Work with the student worksheet (10 min)
Let your students work individually with the questions and then discuss their answers with a classmate.
Students’ Worksheet (PDF 206 KB)
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
The website of the Nobel Prize
The website of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Popular information “Tools made of Light”
Press release for the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics