Caroline Herschel:Astronomer!(Reading Activity)Women's History:

Gail Hennessey
Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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  1. Each Reading passage(done in the first person) also includes a Did You Know? fun fact section, map skill activity, comprehension questions and extension activities.Women Includes:Mary Anning (Fossil Hunter)Caroline Herschel (Astronomer)Sophie Brahe:(Astronomer and Horticulturist)Joan of Arc(Military
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Learn about the contributions made by Caroline Herschel, astronomer. Caroline was the first female to discover a comet and found eight. She also discovered 14 nebulae and went on to compile a catalog of nebulae which is still used today.

In addition to the reading passage, there is a DiD You Know? section, comprehension questions , a map activity and a Teacher page with additional activities.

Great for a unit on astronomy or during Women's History month.

Other readings in my "Let's Meet.." series include: Alexander the Great, Hammurabi, Hannibal, Hatshepsut, Ramses, Aglaonike , Enheduanna, Sophie Brahe, Hypatia, Agnodice and Aesop.

Check out my internet activity on Space: There are 12 web questions, comprehension questions and extension activities.

Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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