Famous Scientists and Inventors

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Maniacs in the Middle
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Are you having your students do a research project on scientists and inventors? This is the perfect intro lesson for you! Included in this resource includes editable Google Slides of 30+ famous scientists and inventors your students will be interested in!

Included in this resource:

  • Editable Google Slides to introduce famous scientists & inventors your students will be interested in!
  • Print the Google Slides to have a simple exploration activity around the classroom!
  • Student worksheet included
  • Digital student worksheet included

Famous Scientists and Inventors for Kids:

  • Elon Musk (Co-founder of Tesla & SpaceX)
  • Emily Calandrelli (Host of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix)
  • Jane Goodall (Primatologist)
  • Dasia Taylor (Inventor of color changing sutures)
  • Mae C. Jemison (1st Black female astronaut in space)
  • Lonnie Johnson (Inventor of the Super Soaker)
  • Kizzmekia Corbett (Helped design Moderna vaccine)
  • Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple)
  • Peter Tsai (Invented N95 mask)
  • Tim Berners-Lee (Invented the World Wide Web)
  • Kimberly Bryant (Founded Black Girls Code)
  • Markus Persson (Invented Minecraft)
  • Temple Grandin (American scientist & behaviourist)
  • Dean Kamen (Invented the Segway)
  • Katherine Johnson (Helped put astronaut into orbit)
  • Fiona Wood (Invented spray on skin)
  • Mark Rober (YouTuber, former NASA engineer)
  • Shane Chen (Invented the Hoverboard)
  • Mark Zuckerberg (Co-founder of Facebook/Instagram)
  • Sylvia Earle (Marine biologist)
  • Josh Feinsilber (Developed Gimkit)
  • Leland Melvin (NASA astronaut, NFL player)
  • Gitanjali Rao (Kid inventor & scientist)
  • Theo and Ora Coster (Invented Pop It)
  • Mayim Bialik (Neuroscientist, actress in The Big Bang Theory)
  • Raven Baxter (Dr. Raven the Science Maven)
  • Zhang Yiming (Founded Tiktok)
  • Hayat Sindi (Saudi Arabian medical scientist)
  • Ellen Ochoa (1st Hispanic woman to travel to space)
  • Alyssa Carson (@nasablueberry, Projected to go to Mars in 2020)
  • Wolf Cukier (Discovered a new planet on his 3rd day as a NASA intern)

Blog Post: https://maniacsinthemiddle.com/famous-scientists-and-inventors-for-kids/

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