Nobel Prize Lessons are six different lesson plans, one for each prize. They are a reliable material, that teachers easily can use, directly after the announcements of the Nobel Prizes.

The material is based on well established sources, and point to further reading from the prize-awarding institutions. Nobel Prize Lessons are some of many resources offered to teachers within the framework of Nobel Education Network.

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.

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Nobel Prize Lessons…

  • …are lessons plans aimed especially at junior high (or middle) school about each new Nobel Prize.
  • …contain a teacher guide, slides and texts for students.
  • …can be used for grade school, junior high school and high school.
  • …cover six new Prizes – six lessons in English and Swedish.
  • …include in-depth tasks, sources and links for further reading.

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

Nobel Prize Lessons in Physics

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

Nobel Prize Lessons in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm


Nobel Prize Lessons in Physiology or Medicine

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

Nobel Prize Lessons in Literature

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

Nobel Peace Prize Lessons

Prize in Economic Sciences 2017

Richard H. Thaler

for his contributions to behavioural economics

Economics Prize Lessons