Scientists Teacher Resources

Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Kelper... lend your class a peek into the foundations of science as you investigate the greats.
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Great Minds: Nikola Tesla

For Students 9th - 12th
Nikola Tesla is known for alternating current and contributing to many modern inventions. He is also known for forgetting to write down how he did things and losing his mind. 
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Great Minds: Elizabeth Blackburn

For Students 9th - 12th
Why do some people look young at age 60 while others look old at age 30? Elizabeth Blackburn discovered it is all related to telomeres and telomerase. Her discoveries have not only led to a better understanding of aging, but also to a...
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Great Minds: Fritz Haber

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss the work of Fritz Haber from chlorine and mustard gas to synthetic fertilizers. It also mentions his personal life, converting religions, and the fact that one of his discoveries was later altered into the gas that was used...
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Great Minds: Dmitri Mendeleev

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you name the man who created the periodic table, committed bigamy, and literally defined Russian vodka? Dmitri Mendeleev did all of these things. The video takes a balanced look at his work and his life. 
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Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1924, Bose and Einstein predicted a fifth state of matter. The prediction proved to be true in 1995 and is referred to as the Bose-Einstein condensation. This video discusses the concept of matter, all five states of matter, and what...
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Atomic Theory

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman. The video by Veritasium presents one of these questions, proposed by Feynman, along with his answer. It discusses the...
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Photosynthesis: Energy and Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All life requires energy ... and the connection between energy and plant life typically requires photosynthesis. Scholars explore photosynthesis in depth from ATP/ADP through the Calvin cycle. A helpful presentation highlights concepts...
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DNA and Proteins Are Key Molecules of the Cell Nucleus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When DNA research first began, it required almost an entire day to extract the molecules from a cell nucleus. Now it requires less than an hour. Scholars learn about the early theories of DNA with an online interactive, videos,...
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Biology Biographies

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners create a project about a famous Biologist in order to appreciate the humanity of the people involved in doing science. They create scientist biography "cards" roughly modeled after baseball cards or create a scrapbook of a...
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ESL Writing Practice: Famous Scientists

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ESL writing practice worksheet, students trace a phrase about Marie Curie winning 2 Nobel Prizes for her study of radioactivity.
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Investigation Skills/What do Scientists Do?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore famous scientists.  In this scientist instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation including George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. Students identify the contributions...
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Design a Stamp

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students research a famous scientist or mathematician, design a stamp to honor their work, and write persuasively about why this person and their work should be honored on a stamp.
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Who Am I? Famous Scientists

For Students 4th - 6th
In this scientists worksheet, students read a brief synopsis of a scientist, then try to identify the person, 12 total. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
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The Genius of Marie Curie

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Can you name the only person to win two Nobel Prizes in two different sciences? After watching a short video on the life, discoveries, and accomplishments of Marie Curie, you can!
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Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most people think of a mathematical pattern as a series of numbers. A video discusses how math might explain the patterns of spots, stripes, and other shapes found on animals. It begins with the observation of various patterns, then...
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Mendelevium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The first sample of mendelevium consisted of only 17 atoms created one atom at a time. The useless, synthetic element opens the doors to many discussions. From the arrangement of the periodic table to the definition of alcohol, chemists...
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Distances

For Students 6th - 12th
How can you determine the distance between two objects when one is incredibly far away? Discover how early astronomers and mathematicians calculated quantities such as the distance between Earth and the Sun in an insightful video. The...
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Unit 2: DNA Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how they solve those mysterious murders in TV crime dramas? The second of four units in a Biotechnology series introduces scholars to the many methods of DNA analysis. Pupils create and run their own gel electrophoresis...
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Women in Science

For Teachers K
Students match pictures of women in science to their discoveries. In this women in science lesson plan, students view primary sources to see pictures of famous scientists.
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Science Biographies for Research Detectives

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research and explore lives of famous scientists, analyze accomplishments of scientists, and create presentations. Six lessons on one page.
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Influential Scientists Word Search Worksheet 1

For Students 5th - 6th
In this scientists word search worksheet, students analyze 15 names of famous scientists. Students find each name in a word search puzzle.
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Career Focus on Science and Technology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils discover the demands of current science professions as well as the contributions past scientists have made to these professions. They research famous scientists of the past and complete a written report.
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Mad Science Lab

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a research assignment to find out the accomplishments of famous scientists from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The lesson strengthens a commitment to multicultural education.