The Contributions of Women to Science and
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- Construct a chart on paper to record the following information: Name, Nationality, Birth and Death Dates, Field of Science or Math, Contribution/s
- Learn a lot about one female scientist of the 19th century by beginning a search on the Internet with Maria Mitchell.
- Record the information about Maria Mitchell on the chart constructed on paper.
- From the information page on Maria Mitchell, go back to the lesson page to perform a search for an additional female scientist or mathematician by using a search engine such as Alta Vista. Be sure that she is from a different century. Record data on chart.
- Organize groups of 2-4 students to discuss the following:
- information that was surprising to you,
- individual explanation/s of reasons for the lack of recognition of women,
- difficulties in locating information, or
- related topics of interest or concern to each group.
- Make a list of the main points of the group discussion.
- Share some of the main points with the class.
- Continue to search for additional female scientists and mathematicians.
- Locate a female scientist or mathematician from five different centuries.
- Construct a database of the information located on the female scientists and mathematicians.
- Make a presentation in science class on one of the female scientists or mathematicians.
- Conduct an experiment in the scientific area of one of the females.
- Develop a flyer describing the life and work of one of the female scientists or mathematicians.
- Create and present a skit dealing with an aspect of the life of a selected female scientist or mathematician.
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