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32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to be Complete

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Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the famous scientists throughout history? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures in the field of science that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they discovered that had an impact on the world. Decide how many you'd like students to complete and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!

This file is in .pdf format and can be printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. Each trading card is on a half sheet of paper and will need to be cut out by students to write on and fold to make into front/back trading cards.

For each person students will identify the following:

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Contribution to Science
Fun Facts

There isn't a lot of room for students to write so they'll have to be brief and to the point, thus contributing to the brief snapshot of each person's life.

Each trading card is set up to be folded into a front and a back and could be stapled together or left unfolded to see both sides at once. Included on each front side is a picture of the person and their name just like you see on the cover page.

The historic scientists for this activity are:

1. Dr. Jonas Salk
2. Enrico Fermi
3. Louis Pasteur
4. Karl Landsteiner
5. Alfred Wegener
6. Charles Darwin
7. Dr. Charles Drew
8. Edwin Hubble
9. Paul Ehrlich
10. Albert Einstein
11. Alexander Fleming
12. Leonardo da Vinci
13. Michael Faraday
14. Aristotle
15. Ernest Rutherford
16. Frederick Sanger
17. Galileo Galilei
18. J. Robert Oppenheimer
19. George Washington Carver
20. James Maxwell
21. Marie Curie
22. Niels Bohr
23. Nicolaus Copernicus
24. Sir Isaac Newton
25. Johannes Kepler
26. Nikola Tesla
27. James Watson
28. Alexander Graham Bell
29. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
30. Archimedes
31. Thomas Edison
32. Werner Heisenberg

This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!

Check out my other Historic Trading Cards:

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