Show your students what real scientists look like with this slide show! This Power Point Presentation features 11 different scientists of different genders and ethnicity. It also shows how 4 of the most famous scientists of all time overcame disabilities. It will give your students a real look into the science world and show them that scientists come from all different backgrounds.
This Power Point Presentation starts with an assignment for students to form a picture of what a scientist looks like. Many students hear the word scientist and immediately think of a man with white, crazy hair working in a laboratory. After they make their pictures, have them share out and tell the class about the scientist they drew. Have them explain what their scientist is doing and where are they are working (i.e. a lab, ocean, space, forest...). Then show them the rest of the Power Point Presentation so they can see real examples of scientist (past and present).