These reading passages feature African-Americans in STEM. These 2 passages are designed for middle school and are perfect for warm-ups, mini-assessments, small groups, reading centers, and homework. The passages are between 150 – 300 words. They include 2 multiple choice questions and 2 short answer questions. Students should be able to complete the passage and questions within 10 minutes. There is also a fact vs. opinion worksheet. Answer keys are included.
Ursula Burns: Mechanical engineer who became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company
James McLurkin: Award-winning robotics engineers who has made a unique connection between nature and robots.
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