Black History Month Scientist Biography Text and Worksheet J. Wright

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Reinforce the Scientific Method while teaching students about an important female scientist with this reading and related worksheet.

Dr. Jane C. Wright was an African American doctor during a time that females, especially Black women, were shunned by most in the science fields. Despite this, she revolutionized cancer research, and her work has had implications for cancer treatment to this day. Dr. Jane C. Wright is a woman whose scientific accomplishments should be celebrated!

In this assignment, students will:

  • READ a biography about the life and scientific accomplishments of Dr. Wright.
  • ANSWER text-dependent reading comprehension questions focusing primarily on the major steps of the scientific method viewed through Dr. Wright's work.

Save time and paper by making just one class set of the biography page (1 sheet of paper front/back) and reuse them class-to-class.

This assignment works well to reinforce the scientific method, to teach kids about influential female scientists and important women in STEM fields, and during (but not limited to!) Black History Month and Women's History Month.



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