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Women@MIT Research Guide: Resources for educators


Activities and puzzles

The following activities offer a fun and new way to learn about the history of women at MIT. Each worksheet can be downloaded and printed to enjoy with family members or students of various ages.

Answer keys are also included.

Check back periodically here for new worksheets being added and tag @MITLibraries on Instagram or Twitter to let us know how you do!

Word searches

Find key word's related to the history of MIT's Women's Laboratory! 

Group of women standing in front of chalkboard, Ellen Swallow Richards (back row, far left)

Courtesy of MIT Museum

Want to learn more about some of the terms in our word search? Below are links to some resource and archival collections that might be of interest!

Crossword puzzles

Test out your crossword skills with these puzzles!

Watercolor sketch of foyer in a home

"Watercolor of entry," Records of Howe, Manning and Almy, Inc., and the papers of Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning O'Connor, and May Almy, MC 9, Box 27, MIT, Distinctive Collections, Cambridge, MA.

Learn more about the women architects in the puzzle by exploring the following links.

Double puzzles

Try your hand at this other type of puzzle!


"Association of Women Students, 1893" Courtesy MIT Museum

Scavenger hunt

Dive into the stories of some MIT women and see if you can complete this scavenger hunt!

Two illustrated women are on the cover

“100 Years of Women at MIT” Association of MIT Alumnae Records, MC 65, box 9. MIT, Distinctive Collections, Cambridge, MA.

Women@MIT Project Archivist

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Thera Webb

Classroom posters

Be inspired by women of the past who broke barriers to achieve success in STEM at MIT. These posters highlight their stories and demonstrate the challenges of being successful in traditionally male-dominated fields as well as their work to improve the lives of all Americans.