Writing in Science is an important aspect of everyone's curriculum. This project not only encourages writing but it allows students to add a creative element to writing in science with illustrations and color.
The Scientist Children's book project allows students to research an inspiring scientist and create a children's story about the scientist. I teach secondary Science and my students enjoy this project every year. It is a multidisciplinary project which you can use in just your class or with other areas as well.
The file includes two student worksheets; in one, the students are assigned their scientist and in the other they surf the internet and choose their own. There are teacher tips, a list of 62 scientists from a variety of backgrounds and a grading rubric. In my secondary science classes I introduce the project in class and the students do the majority of the work at home, bringing me the finished project on the due date.
This project can work for any grade level.