Women in Science

Author: Jan Snyder, Ed.D.

Area: Science and Society

Grade Level: 5-8

Overview:

In this lesson, students will participate in group efforts to create graphic displays of the lives of women scientists based upon collective reading from short biographies, available on the Internet, provided by the teacher. The graphic displays include such factors as family influences, challenges experiences as well as successes. Students share their displays with others in the class in the form of presentations.

Standards:

National Science Education Standards

Content Standard G: As a result of activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of

• Science as a human endeavor

• Nature of science

• History of science

Content Standard G: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of

• Science as a human endeavor

• Nature of scientific knowledge

• Historical perspectives Arizona State Standards

Grade 5 - 8

Strand 2: History and Nature of Science

Concept 1: History of Science as a Human Endeavor—Identify individual, cultural, and technological contributions to scientific knowledge

PO 1: Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations.

High School

Strand 2: History and Nature of Science

Concept 1: History of Science as a Human Endeavor—Identify individual, cultural, and technological contributions to scientific knowledge

PO 1: Describe how human curiosity and needs have influenced science, impacting the quality of life worldwide.

PO 2: Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations.

PO 4: Analyze how specific cultural and/or societal issues promote or hinder scientific advancements.

Keywords: Women Scientists; Science History; Gender; Ethnicity

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Components

Lesson Plan (pdf/ doc)
Partial List of Women in Science (pdf/doc)
Letter from Caroline Herschel (pdf/ doc)
AttachmentSize
Partial List of Women in Science and Mathematics.pdf44 KB
Women in Science LessonJan Snyder.doc48.5 KB