Unsung Heroes of Science

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Scholars research scientific heroes who haven't been given enough credit for their discoveries. While many are women, there are also men to whom credit is overdue.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer bonus points for each person who reports on a scientist that no one else does
  • Allow pupils to determine the best type of report for their chosen scientist but be very clear on the rubric you will use to grade them
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson assumes prior knowledge of how to research and create a report
Pros

  • Lesson is in a 5E format
  • Allows the option to present the research project in multiple formats
Cons

  • Not all web links currently work