This packet is to be used with a Power Point presentation of 22 African-American Scientists and Inventors. It was used during Black History Month (February). I also have used it in recognition of Martin Luther King Day in January. It was used with grades 9 through 12, but I’m sure it would be appropriate for middle school students also.
The packet includes this worksheet that goes along with the presentation. Instead of the students concentrating on taking notes, they can use the fill-in worksheet.
After the presentation I lead a discussion on the variety of persons discussed. As a follow-up I have had the students choose one of the scientists or inventors to do a more in depth report on. This could be either oral or written.