The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race (And Other Unsung Scientists)

Check out these Wonder Women! Introduce young scientists to some of the most amazing ladies the scientific community has seen. With stories from medicine, agriculture, and the Space Program, learners witness how women have played a crucial role in scientific breakthroughs for hundreds of years.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • The resource makes a great addition to Women's History month
  • Use the video to launch a research project covering America's female scientists throughout the years
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide some images of leprosy patients for those who are unfamiliar with the illness
  • The narrator is enthusiastic and conveys each scientist's story in an exciting manner
  • Content includes the stories of why each woman's accomplishments went unnoticed, illustrating the struggle female scientists have had in gaining recognition
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