Famous Scientist Teacher Resources

Who do you think of when you hear the phrase “famous scientists?” Is it Charles Darwin? Marie Curie? Alexander Graham Bell, perhaps?

Our teacher team has curated and reviewed high-quality resources to bring into a classroom lesson on famous scientists. We’ve even found some great lessons and videos about scientists whose discoveries were instrumental in their fields, but whose names don’t come to mind quite so quickly—Nicolas Steno, for example, or Mary Sherman Morgan, the woman who saved the 1960s space race.

Augment a discussion on the scientific method with a video on the Presocratics, who developed a model for the way we learn about our world. You can implement a lesson that challenges learners to match scientists with their discoveries, or an interview project about famous and influential earth scientists.

Lesson Planet is the perfect research partner in your quest for strong curriculum materials. And who knows—the next famous scientist may be sitting in your classroom!

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Creatures That Glow In The Night

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the different bioluminescent organisms. They use microscopes in order to make observations and draw what is seen. Students demonstrate they have studies the differences between the process of photosynthesis and...
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The Historical Medical Community: Contributions and Innovations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to research a historical figure or innovation that changed how we view medicine and health. Using the information, they create a biographical poster and shares it with the class. They also write a reflection...
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Another's Moccasins "Please Don't Eat the Shoe Polish!"

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the concept of not judging someone else before walking a mile in their shoes. This concept is tied together in this lesson with plants. Crop rotation, irrigation and terracing is studied in depth. Astronomy is also...
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In or Out? Make Up Your Mind!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students create a portrait gallery of various people in history. In this biography lesson plan, students determine whether people in history have the criteria needed in order to be placed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. ...
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Baga Drum

For Teachers K - 6th
Students examine a Baga Drum in order to explore the history of the Baga people of West Africa. In this art history activity, students recognize figures used in Baga Drum design that represent aspects of Baga culture. They also design...
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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: China

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about kites in China, then answer 3 short answer questions related to the passage.
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Breaking News English: Dog-Washer Cleans Pets and Saves Cash

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to the passage, then complete a wide variety of warm-up, before listening/reading, while listening/reading, after listening/reading, discussion, writing and homework...
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Breaking News English: NASA Telescope to Look for Other Earths

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "NASA Telescope to Look for Other Earths," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 10 true or false questions about the selection.

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