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The 9 Scientists you should know about this International Women's Day

8 March 2017

The 9 Scientists you should know about this International Women's Day

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:

Lesson Plan: 'Female scientists'

Learning objectives

Students will be able to:

●      describe the achievements of nine female scientists

●      suggest influences on their work and the challenges they faced. 

Curriculum links

●      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)

About

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. 

Find out more

Last month we asked why introduce global learning in the science classroom?