This template provides students a space to record important facts about the life & work of notable scientists & engineers. Minimal prompting allows flexibility in the level of research students complete; additional pages are included to give older students space to record more information.
This could be a used with online research or with teacher-provided texts. It could be a starting point for a research project, an outline for a formal biography essay, or simply as a worksheet to allow students to learn about leading scientists of the past and present.
A “Scientist of the WeeK” type of assignment could allow students to build their own booklet of famous scientists. This could also provide an opportunity to expose students scientists from diverse backgrounds.
Provide multiple copies near a basket of books about scientists & engineers, and you’ve created a meaningful and differentiated “Early Finisher” task driven by student choice.