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88 resources with the concept famous scientists

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Light - Stop Faking It!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This well-designed presentation covers many important aspects of the science behind light. In it, pupils view slides that have a lot of the important vocabulary associated with science, slides of famous scientists who made important...
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Women's History Minute: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Born in Suzhou, China, experimental physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu immigrated to the United States, where she worked on the Manhattan Project. A short video introduces viewers to the amazing achievements of this remarkable woman.
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Women in Science: A Timeline

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scroll down an engaging webpage to discover a plethora of women whose contributions shaped the science world from 1865 to today. Science enthusiasts follow a red guideline to read brief blurbs, watch videos, and examine photographs.
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Scientists Who Changed the World

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Class members investigate a scientist whose discoveries changed the world. They craft interview questions and develop a script for a mock interview with the famous scientist that captures their personality and their discoveries.
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Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good lesson plan? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and electrical...
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Women in Science DIY Kit

For Students 5th - 12th
A card game sheds light on famous women in science. Pairs or small groups collect and exchange color-coded cards. Four cards of the same color make a science lab. The first player to create three labs wins the game! Each card features a...
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Juliana Rotich

For Students 5th - 12th
Hahidi, which is testimony or witness in Swahili, is a concept, a program, a community of people. This free and open-source software was developed by Juliana Rotich. A poster celebrates her vision and accomplishments and deserves an...
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Dr. Hayat Sindi

For Students 5th - 12th
Dr. Hayat bint Sulaiman bin Hassan Sindi has achieved many firsts, most notably the first female member of Saudi Arabia's Consultative Assembly. A colorful poster touts some of her many accomplishments.
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Cynthia Breazeal

For Students 5th - 12th
MIT Professor Cynthia Breazeal is a pioneer in the field of social robotics. Introduce your classes to this amazing woman with a colorful poster that details some of her many accomplishments.
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Women in Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic Table

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Although Dimitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table in 1871, there have been many changes and discoveries since. A video lesson presents the contributions of two prominent women chemists: Maire Curie and Ida Tacke. The narrator...
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The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Computers have changed the world but how have computers themselves changed? A Crash Course History of Science episode focuses on the the history of the computer. It opens with defining what a computer is and continues by introducing the...
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RNA Is an Intermediary Between DNA and Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
For years, scientists believed tRNA was junk left over from larger RNA. Three scientists used different approaches to prove tRNA actually exists as the connection between DNA and protein. Learn about their experiments, their lives, and...
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DNA and Proteins Are Key Molecules of the Cell Nucleus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When DNA research first began, it required almost an entire day to extract the molecules from a cell nucleus. Now it requires less than an hour. Scholars learn about the early theories of DNA with an online interactive, videos,...
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Marie Curie and Spooky Rays: Crash Course History of Science #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Marie Curie overcame limitations to become the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. A video presentation outlines her work and discoveries in radioactivity. The narrator gives a timeline of her achievements as she sacrificed her own...
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Evolution – Diversity of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists noticed animals with backbones share similar bone structure despite having different forms, such as fins, arms, and wings. Young scientists gain an appreciation for evolution by understanding the history of the theory. They...
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Origin of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Aristotle explained the idea of spontaneous generation, a concept which lasted almost 2,000 years before scientists proved it wrong. Scholars learn about the history of our understanding of the origins of life. They read examples of...
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Classification of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know scientists identify more than 13 billion species of organisms, and they discover more almost every day? An interesting presentation demonstrates how scientists keep track of so many species. It also shows how they...
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Photosynthesis: Energy and Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All life requires energy ... and the connection between energy and plant life typically requires photosynthesis. Scholars explore photosynthesis in depth from ATP/ADP through the Calvin cycle. A helpful presentation highlights concepts...
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Micro-Biology: Crash Course History of Science #24

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Robert Koch and his team of scientists identified the germs that cause diphtheria, typhoid, pneumonia, gonorrhea, meningitis, whooping cough, tetanus, plague, leprosy, syphilis, and more—that's some important work! Over a period of 100...
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Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How old is Earth and how do scientists know the answer? Throughout history, many researchers, scholars, and leaders answered this question with varying degrees of accuracy. The 20th episode of Crash Course History of Science introduces...
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Intro to History of Science: Crash Course History of Science #1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How, and where, did the scientific process as we know it begin? Journey back through time with the introductory video from Crash Course's History of Science series. The resource highlights what people do and don't know about the world,...
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did early scientists arrive at the notion that everything was made of atoms? Meet the Presocratics during the second installment in an engaging History of Science series. Viewers discover how these pioneers developed a model for...
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Seaborgium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Glenn Seaborg might be the only man to have an element named after him while he was still alive. Learn more about a great scientist and the element named to honor him in a scientific video. It includes photos, interviews with people who...
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Bohrium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Bohrium was originally named neilsbohrium until the IUPAC rejected the label because it included a Christian name. Viewers learn more about the creation of bohrium, its properties, and the many debates about the proper name for this...