WOMEN in SCIENCE: Share biographies of women who have made contributions in science: Marie Curie, biography.
A Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reader's Theater Script.
Use this informational and fun script for students to learn about Marie Curie, the Polish scientists who was a pioneer in the area of radioactivity.
*Students will find some of the uses of radioactive materials in the 1920s most interesting(as did I). Radium was placed in toothpaste to make teeth whiter, it was placed in shampoo, face creams, even chocolate! Even Marie and Pierre kept a glass jar with radium salt on their night stand because they were fascinated by its glow. People didn't realize the harmfulness of radioactivity.
A "studio" audience asks questions of Ms. Bie Ografee's guest, Marie Curie. There are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section, a Teacher Page with extension activities, key and additional links.
Other WOMEN in SCIENCE biographies:
1. Learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and mathematician, who played a very important role with NASA’s early space missions. The movie Hidden Figures highlights the role of NASA's "computers" such as Katherine Johnson and their contributions. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of Reader's Theater Scripts, there are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section,a Teacher page with extensions/links and key. A great STEM biography!Katherine Johnson, Reader's Theater Script
2. A Biologist and marine zoologist, Carson’s books shared her love of nature, especially the ocean and its inhabitants. Her book, Silent Spring, sparked concern in how chemical pesticides were harming our environment. Carson helped to start the environmental movement in our country, which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Reader's Theater Script could be used as a STEM biography any time of year or especially during the time of Earth Day: Rachel Carson: A Reader's Theater Script
Other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln,Bessie Coleman,Marian Anderson,Sacagawea, Sequoia, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen,Love Brewster(Pilgrim)Susan B. Anthony, Jacques Cousteau, Agent 355-member of the Revolutionary War's Culper Spy Ring, A Visit with a Groundhog, A Visit with a Leprechaun, A Visit with Simon(victim of the Black Death), Michelangelo, daVinci, Marco Polo. More to be added… See my resources in an easy way: Gail's Resources!
KEY Words: STEM, Science, biographies, scientists, women in science