15 Famous Scientist Quote Posters + Activity {Science, History} Science Decor

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Add a splash of color to your walls while inspiring your students with these Famous Scientist Quote Posters! While teaching science, our focus is typically directed at the content and our teaching can stray away from the masterminds behind the discoveries. In order to include scientists in our classroom conversations, we created these Famous Scientist Quote Posters and added an Activity!

The quote posters feature a variety of 15 influential scientists (a list of the scientists is located below) and include their name, a picture, and an inspirational famous quote. Each of the 15 classroom posters are 8.5” x 11” in size and are in PDF format for easy printing. We included a set of colored posters AND black and white posters to meet your printing needs! We suggest you laminate the posters to keep them looking new all year long and add them to your classroom walls. You could create a wall of scientists by hanging them all or feature a new scientist every week / every other week!

What is unique about our posters is they are colorful to add decoration to your classroom walls, but they are also versatile to be used during lessons and for conversation starters. There are many different classroom uses for these posters – plus the activity included in this product! Below is a list of some suggested ways to use these posters:

- To brighten up your classroom and give students inspiration! You could even feature a scientist of the week!
- As lab table signs or student groups – Student groups enjoy being called by a famous intelligent scientist! (i.e. The Einstein Group)
- In warm-ups – start off your class by having students interpret a quote from a scientist!
- During units in which their discoveries were made
- With the INCLUDED POSTER ACTIVITY! (described below)
- More suggestions for teacher use are included in the product!


While adding color AND inspiration to our classroom walls is the obvious use for classroom posters, why not take it a step further and USE your classroom posters to help your students learn? That’s what we did in the accompanying poster activity. The activity included in this product gets students to read, reflect on, interpret, and analyze the quote posters. To aid students in analyzing the posters, we suggest setting up an “Art Gallery” by hanging the posters around the room or by putting them at stations. Have students rotate in groups to analyze the posters. Included in this product to aid in the activity is a student handout, reference sheet, and teacher guide – all of which are described below.

TIME FRAME: This activity could take as little as 15 minutes to a couple of class periods, depending on the number of scientist quotes that you would like your students to analyze.
- You could use the accompanying Student Handout as a warm-up at the start of class, which would take 10-15 minutes.
- Analyzing a few posters with a brief discussion could take one class period.
- Analyzing many quotes with a short student presentation could take 2-3 days, depending on how long you would like it to take.
- It’s your preference!!


1. 15 FAMOUS SCIENTIST QUOTE POSTERS – Each poster has a picture of an influential scientist, their name, and a famous quote from them. Each poster comes with a splash of color and in black and white to meet your printing needs! This means you get 30 different quote posters total!

2. STUDENT HANDOUT FOR ACTIVITY - Includes 6 questions to aid in the students’ interpretations of each quote.

3. REFERENCE SHEET FOR SCIENTISTS - Includes the scientists’ names from the posters as well as their contributions to the field of Science and their approximate years of discoveries.

4. TEACHER GUIDE – A handout to guide the teacher in implementing the activity. Gives suggestions on how to group the students, set up the activity, and reflect on the activity at the end of the class period.

*NOTE: This product does not include an answer key for the quote reflection activity as student interpretation of quotes will vary. However, a reference sheet for the scientists' years and contributions IS included.

The 15 influential scientists included on the quote posters and featured in the activity are:
1. Albert Einstein
2. Marie Curie
3. Charles Darwin
4. Thomas Edison
5. Alexander Graham Bell
6. Galileo Galilei
7. Nikola Tesla
8. Aristotle
9. Leonardo da Vinci
10. Nicolaus Copernicus
11. George Washington Carver
12. Lise Meitner
13. Werner Heisenberg
14. Archimedes
15. Carolus Linnaeus

As with any product, please view the preview before purchasing. If you have any questions about this product, please email us at mrandmrsroosterTpT@gmail.com. If you do purchase this product, we would love to hear how it went for you and students! Please come back and leave feedback letting us know how you used the posters in your classroom!

Thank you and enjoy! Happy decorating and teaching!

-Mr. and Mrs. Rooster


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