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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young geologists examine evidence scientists have gathered to develop the Theory of Plate Tectonics. They explore how tectonic events are monitored and how future events can be predicted. The unit concludes with groups investigating how...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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Women's History Month: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wonder Women! In 1987 Congress proclaimed March Women's History Month. The resources in this collection celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women in all fields of endeavor.
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How Many Species Are There?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists discover over 15,000 new species each year. Despite studying life on our planet for all of human history, we still don't know how many species exist on Earth. An informative video from a biology playlist presents the dilemma,...
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Energy Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Which electricity pioneer made the largest contribution to where we are today? Pupils select a scientist or inventor to research and present to the class. From Celcius in 1701 to Ed Hammer in 1976, many scientists contributed to the...
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Measurement of Pressure and Temperature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We all have standards and scientists are no exception. Presentation covers standard temperature, standard pressure, temperature conversions, and absolute zero. It explains pressure using pascals, mm of mercury, atmosphere, and torr, then...
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Great Minds: Filippo Brunelleschi

For Students 9th - 12th
The first modern engineer earned the title by winning a competition to build a dome. A video focuses on the work and life of Filippo Brunelleschi, who invented an entirely new way of constructing buildings, including new designs,...
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Great Minds: Marie Curie

For Students 9th - 12th
Marie Curie was a genius and a hard-working, selfless, groundbreaking scientist. A video discusses her work, her personal life, and how impressive both were for the time and place she was born. 
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Great Minds: Alan Turing

For Students 9th - 12th
Alan Turing helped defeat the Nazis and conceptualized the first computers, yet he was arrested for gross indecency because he was homosexual. The video explains the math genius and how his many talents were used to help society. It also...
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Great Minds: Goodall, Fossey and Galdikas

For Students 9th - 12th
How far would you go to defend another species? Would you give up your child or even fight to the death? The video focuses on the work of three women, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. All three worked with different...
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Great Minds: Rosalind Franklin

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to discover the structure of DNA is not the person who won the Nobel prize for the discovery. While we know Rosalind Franklin was the first to discover the structure of DNA, her work was shared with others who went on to...
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Great Minds: Margaret Hamilton

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't push that button! Margaret Hamilton wrote the computer codes that saved Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 from various glitches, including an astronaut pushing the wrong button at the wrong time. The video describes her groundbreaking work...
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Atoms and Molecules

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A science lesson begins with a presentation and discussion about atoms and molecules. Then scholars divide into groups to complete hands-on activities. It also offers an additional extension about elements and orbitals.
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Great Minds: Carl Sagan

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss the life of Carl Sagan, including his success in making science popular. A biographical video also mentions that he was not perfect and included challenges he had with family and coworkers. 
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Great Minds: James Clerk Maxwell, Electromagnetic Hero

For Students 9th - 12th
What do Saturn's rings, electromagnetism, and the first color photograph all have in common? James Clerk Maxwell discovered them all! Learn about one of the founders of modern physics with a video biography of his academic discoveries...
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The History of Atomic Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take a historic view of our knowledge of atoms with a video that explores the discoveries of many scientists including Leucippus, Democritus, Rutherford, Bohr, Heisenburg, and more. 
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My Famous Person Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Here is a must-have, comprehensive resource of project guidelines for any teacher looking to assign a famous person report or biography project. It includes a fantastic list of suggested activities that learners can complete for their...
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Famous Person Book Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What a great adaptation of your traditional famous person project! After selecting and reading a biography of a famous person, pupils design a "book" that includes a doll/action figure printable of the famous person, written summary, and...
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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Shout Science!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learn how you can use technology to bring together the subjects of English language arts, science, and social studies with this look at Shout Science! Follow along as Rich and Jennifer demonstrate the different features of this storybook...
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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
New ReviewBorn 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
New ReviewScroll 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? 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 current....
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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...
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Atomic Theory

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman. The video by Veritasium presents one of these questions, proposed by Feynman, along with his answer. It discusses the...
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What Caused Life's Major Evolutionary Transitions?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists regularly observe evolution, but what are the major transitions? A short, engaging video explains the transition from genes to genomes, and then highlights the move from simple cells to complex cells. Finally, the narrator...
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History of Evolutionary Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly created the theory of evolution by natural selection. The video explains the scientists that came before and after this pivotal moment. Many still debate why we often forget about Wallace...
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Buckyballs, Graphene, and Nanotubes

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Graphene's uses increase almost daily since it is the strongest metal, but is also flexible, thin, and lightweight. Graphene, buckyballs, and nanotubes — all recent discoveries, revolutionized many industries. Their applications include...
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Mendeleev and the Periodic Table

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two hundred years before Mendeleev created the periodic table, scientists observed patterns in the elements and tried to sort them. The brief first video in a 15-part series explains the development of the periodic table and the many...
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The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to Benjamin Banneker, self-taught mathematician and scientist, with a short video that details some of the many accomplishments of the son of freed slaves and contemporary of Thomas Jefferson.
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Law of Conservation of Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New things are created all the time while others disappear, does the Law of Conservation of Mass mean your drone might be made out of dinosaurs? The 16th video in a series of 29 begins with a timeline of scientific discoveries related to...
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Neil Armstrong Tribute

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video is a tribute to the man best known for stepping onto the moon. Neil Armstrong was a pilot before he could drive, an engineer, and a symbol of human achievement whom shall never be forgotten.
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Develop a Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who was the first to drill ice cores from a moving glacier, the first to study polar air circulation, and is best known for proposing continental drift. Scholars use the same evidence that Wegener had...
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Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1924, Bose and Einstein predicted a fifth state of matter. The prediction proved to be true in 1995 and is referred to as the Bose-Einstein condensation. This video discusses the concept of matter, all five states of matter, and what...
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Top 10 New Species of the Year!

For Students 9th - 12th
The only thing creepier than cockroaches are cockroaches that glow. Glowing cockroaches, or L. Luckae, made the top 10 new species of 2012. The other nine on the list are just as unique. Video focuses on why scientists just identified...
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3 World-Changing Biology Experiments

For Students 9th - 12th
Some experiments have changed society's general world view, and this video highlights three of them. Questionable methodologies used in these experiments still raise debate, but the results defined biology and led us to where we are today.
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Great Minds: Elizabeth Blackburn

For Students 9th - 12th
Why do some people look young at age 60 while others look old at age 30? Elizabeth Blackburn discovered it is all related to telomeres and telomerase. Her discoveries have not only led to a better understanding of aging, but also to a...
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Great Minds: Alfred Wegener

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to theorize continental drift was a meteorologist with a PhD in astronomy. Alfred Wegener was generally mocked at for his continental drift theory, but later science would prove him right. The video discusses his polar...
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Great Minds: Dmitri Mendeleev

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you name the man who created the periodic table, committed bigamy, and literally defined Russian vodka? Dmitri Mendeleev did all of these things. The video takes a balanced look at his work and his life. 
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Great Minds: Barbara McClintock

For Students 9th - 12th
Barbara McClintock discovered mobile genetic elements and was eventually awarded a Nobel Prize, but people first laughed at her because of her gender. Learn more about her contributions to genetics with a biographical video.
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Great Minds: Fritz Haber

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss the work of Fritz Haber from chlorine and mustard gas to synthetic fertilizers. It also mentions his personal life, converting religions, and the fact that one of his discoveries was later altered into the gas that was used...
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Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers

For Students 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
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Great Minds: Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer

For Students 9th - 12th
Who is known for his bongo playing and solving the hardest algebra problem of all time? Richard Feynman loved to solve puzzles and didn't handle being bored very well. He is known for the Feynman diagrams that explain quantum...
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Great Minds: Pliny The Elder

For Students 9th - 12th
Gaius Plinius Secundus, known as Pliny the Elder, should not to be confused with Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, known as Pliny the Younger. Video describes the process of Pliny the Elder creating what turned into the first...
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Great Minds: James Hutton, Founder of Geology

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't get sedimental when you learn the history of geology. The video focuses on James Hutton who, in the 1700s, came up with a theory based on rock layers. Without using any modern dating tools, he was able to theorize the earth was...
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Chemistry: All About You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Developed for the 100-year anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize, a book offers lessons and activities to interest scholars in chemistry. It is divided into modules, so you can pick information from each to create your own lesson...
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Great Minds: Nikola Tesla

For Students 9th - 12th
Nikola Tesla is known for alternating current and contributing to many modern inventions. He is also known for forgetting to write down how he did things and losing his mind. 
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Atoms and Bonding

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
I don't trust atoms because they make up everything. Budding scientists learn about famous scientists connected to atomic models, chemical, ionic, and hydrogen bonds. The presentation also presents how to count atoms in an equation,...
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Building Curiosity

For Students 6th - 12th
Watch a team construct a Lego model of the Curiosity rover with an engaging video. It includes quotes about the importance of curiosity from scientists such as Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Jane Goodall, Richard Feynman, and...
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Read and Write about It

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Reading informational text is a skill that transcends subjects and grade levels. Practice reading about different topics in various formats with a language arts lesson that includes opportunities for writing and research as well.
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Famous Dead People Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment. 
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Famous Person Research Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Provide pupils with a series of questions to guide their research during your next class research project on famous persons. The questions cover a wide range of research points, from basic information, such as birthplace and physical...
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Albert Einstein- Mini Biography

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Genius, scientist, activist Albert Einstein is the subject of a short biography certain to interest viewers in learning more about this amazing man.
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Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 8th
Who was Benjamin Banneker, and what were his contributions to society? Learners can find out by reading a brief biography. This cross-curricular resource includes questions about the history and the math relating to Benjamin Banneker.
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Who is Alexander von Humboldt?

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey...
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Albert Einstein Word Search

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this Albert Einstein worksheet, students locate ten words that pertain to the discoveries of Albert Einstein in a word search puzzle.
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Science Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the scientific career of Benjamin Franklin. In this science lesson plan, students discuss Franklin's correspondence with other scientists and write letters describing Benjamin Franklin's experiments.
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Science Careers

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss and make a list of potential science careers and the skills needed for them. They research an historical scientist and make a presentation to the rest of the class, in the persona of that scientist. They hold a...
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Famous Scientists

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the contributions of famous scientists. In this contributions lesson, 5th graders create a matching game using information about scientists. Students discuss how their inventions and discoveries have made our...
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Handwriting About Famous Scientists

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this handwriting about famous scientists worksheet, students trace over a sentence about Thomas Edison and his inventions to practice their printing.
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Newton's Law Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Isaac Newton worksheet, students analyze ten words in a word box that pertain to Newton's Law. Students match these words to their definitions.
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Word Search-Scientists

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science word search worksheet, students search for 30 proper names of famous scientists. This is a light bulb shaped word puzzle with a word bank.
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Famous Scientists

For Students 1st
In this scientist worksheet, 1st graders learn about the names and accomplishments of a well known individual.  Students read and trace the letters to complete 1 sentence about the person.