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Challenge your students to do independent research and to think critically in reporting about a famous scientist. This unit provides options for creating either a poster or a slideshow on one of 10 famous scientist. Included are student instructions and grading forms for both the poster and the slideshow; a detailed analysis of the life of each of the 10 scientists (which teachers may use for checking their students’ facts - i.e. an answer key), and a teaching introduction to the unit. The unit is suitable for 6th through 8th graders with the teacher adjusting the amount of information expected, depending on the grade level. The download is available as a PDF and includes 31 pages.
Here is a list of the 10 scientists covered in this unit:
George Washington Carver - plant doctor
Marie Curie - discoverer of radium
Thomas Edison - inventor
Alexander Fleming - discoverer of penicillin
Charles Goodyear - discoverer of rubber
Charles Martin Hall - discoverer of aluminum
Garrett Morgan - black inventor
Alfred Nobel - inventor of dynamite
Elisha Otis - inventor of elevator
Jonas Salk - inventor of polio vaccine
(If you would like to expand your bank of famous Famous Scientists which can be assigned to students, please look for my other offerings: Famous Scientists 11 to 20 and Famous Scientists 21 to 30.)