Black History Month is not the only time to feature African Americans in STEM! This product features math and literacy activities that are useful during Black History Month or anytime during the school year. This product includes 10 African Americans involved in STEM or STEM-related fields. STEM, with its focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is becoming an important part of education. They are grouped in pairs under the following categories:
Sarah Goode: The first African-American women to receive a patent
Thomas L. Jennings: The first African-American to receive a patent
Katherine Johnson: NASA mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the first manned space mission
David H. Blackwell: First African American inducted into the National Academy of Sciences
Mae Jemison: The first African-American woman to travel in space
Guion Bluford: The first African-American man to travel in space
Reva K. Williams: The first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Astrophysics
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Famous astrophysicist who has appeared on numerous television programs.
Marie Maynard Daly: The first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
James Andrew Harris: Credited with the co-discovery of elements 104 and 105 on the Periodic Table of Elements.
Each category features a literacy activity and a math activity. All of the activities have been designed in an introductory format to help maximize instructional time. Answer keys and rubrics are included. There is also a bonus STEM activity: Can you escape the Earth? There is no rubric for the STEM activity.
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