Scientists Who Changed the World

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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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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review or conduct a mini-lesson on how to construct open-ended interview questions
  • Have groups use the provided rubric to assess their performance
  • Add famous women scientists to the list of possible interview candidates including Marie Curie, Katherine Johnson, Tiera Guinn, Mae C. Jemison, Katherine Freese, and San Lan Wu
Classroom Considerations
  • The 24-page guide is designed for use with books from Crabtree Publishing but lessons can be taught without them
  • Lessons are designed to be taught sequentially to scaffold understanding
  • The fourth lesson begins the research into scientists who changed the world
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Pros
  • Each of the four lessons include worksheets and assessment tools
  • Accommodation strategies and extension activities are also included
Cons
  • None
Common Core