Piece together the clues to discover who your secret valentine is. Is it Rachel Carson? Gregor Mendel? Students will need internet access for a little bit of research. Optional blank templates included so student can create their own secret scientist valentine!
This is the first in a series of activities that I'm releasing to build student awareness of women in science and to help students humanize and relate to these historic figures. Arranged in a cute dating profile format, students will learn some pretty interesting things about their secret valentines, like how Marie Curie and her daughter created mobile X-ray trucks that they drove out into the battlefields during WWI.
Those included in this 1st batch are all 19th and 20th century scientists. This product is a GROWING document. I will add more scientists!
Rachel Carson - inspired the EPA and NEPA, stopped exorbitant pesticide use
Marie Curie - discovered several elements, studied radioactivity
Jocelyn Bell Burnell - discovered pulsar stars and studies black holes
Jane Goodall - discovered primate use of tools
Hedy Lamarr - invented frequency hopping, precurser to wifi and bluetooth tech
Grace Hopper - created first computer compiler and COBOL, mother of computer science
Gregor Mendel - father of modern genetics
Louis Pasteur - created the pasteurization process for food and drinks
Nikola Tesla - invented electric motors and the use of AC currents
Carl Sagan - introduced millions to the universe
Albert Einstein - developed theory of general relativity, guided US nuclear research
Alexander Fleming - developed antibiotics, saved millions of lives across the globe