The 9 Scientists you should know about this International Women's Day
8 March 2017
To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), teachers can download a free lesson plan which helps their students learn about the work and lives of nine female scientists.
Students will discover the achievements of these scientists, and consider the influences on their work and the challenges they have faced.
Our featured scientists are:
- Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Space Scientist
- Mary Anning, Fossil Collector
- Stephanie Dancer, Microbiologist
- Kimberley Fornace, Epidemiologist
- Dorothy Hodgkin, Biochemist
- Angela Lamb, Isotope Geochemist
- Liese Meitner, Physicist
- Beth Penrose, Plant Science Reasearcher
- Anna Roca, Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist
Lesson Plan: 'Female scientists'
Students will be able to:
● describe the achievements of nine female scientists
● suggest influences on their work and the challenges they faced.
● England National Curriculum KS3 – Working scientifically: Scientific attitudes
● GCSE Combined Science subject content – Working scientifically: The development of scientific thinking
Download the resource for free on the Global Learning Programme website
(Please note that registration is required)
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The ASE has worked with the Global Learning Programme (GLP) to develop this resource and it is available to download freely on the GLP website.
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