I use this task as an independent scientist biography research project that I assign at the start of the quarter and let them work on it at their own pace. If also use this as an enrichment project for gifted students and honors students.
Part A is the background research on the scientist that goes beyond just the basic facts of their life, challenging students to find three powerful adjectives that would best describe the scientist and to answer critical thinking questions from a list of six different prompts such as
I have included a spreadsheet with a list of scientists that I use as a starting point for research. This helps guide students to a more diverse selection of scientists and I limit the number of students who a pick a scientist to also encourage diversity in the final presentation and classroom display
Part B is to construct a biography or BIOCUBE.
I had a generous donation of 5x5x5 gift boxes so my template is sized for that. At 4x4 to allow for a ½ in border of all sides. You can buy these boxes from Uline for about $25 for a case of 100.
2 Sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper is enough to cover all 6 sides of the boxes, wrapping paper also works well
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