Fossils Article and Questions: Mary Leakey Biography


Learn about an influential female scientist!

Grades 7-10


Learn about Mary Leakey, one of the most famous female scientists, world-renowned fossil hunter, and the finder of some of the most important early human fossils.

Includes both PRINT and GOOGLE SLIDES versions!

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In this activity, students will:

  • READ a 2-page article about the life and accomplishments of Mary Leakey
  • ANSWER 12 text-dependent reading comprehension questions

Related NGSS Standards: MS-LS4-1 MS-LS4-2

Teacher Notes:

  • Perfect as a sub-plan during an evolution unit!
  • Please note that this resource is not editable.
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