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Do you have a great activity that you do with your class to teach them about women scientists? Share it with your fellow teachers! Post it below or submit it to the Archive.
This thread was posted on March 10, 2014 at 9:01 PM ET by Miranda Byse.
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There are some great movies and books coming out about women scientists. Providing coverage and opportunities to see and review these are a simple way.
In general the more aware we are of the diversity of images and examples used of scientists in our classrooms helps. Having students analyze current scientist research, sharing video clips of research from scientists of all types, etc. is very powerful.
I always feature a scientist of the week whose work relates to something we are studying or to the various monthly celebrations that are ongoing (black history month, etc.) and I alternate male and female throughout the year. Students have to find three reasons this person should be known and turn in on a weekly basis. It's fun and it covers the historical perspective that is so hard to include with science.
That is a great idea, I think I may try something similar as bellwork.