Women’s History Month: Female Scientists Activity Set


Learn about important and influential female scientists!

Grades 7 and Up

Students learn more about diverse women in science with 5 engaging activities: a (5 feet long!) timeline project, a female scientists webquest, and 3 scientist biographies with corresponding questions.

Plus, each activity (except for the large timeline project) offers both PRINT and DIGITAL options to assign!

Included Products:

  • Women in STEM Reading & Questions – Rosalind Franklin
  • Olga González-Sanabria Biography & Worksheet
  • Women Scientists of Yesterday and Today WEBQUEST
  • Women in the Sciences TIMELINE PROJECT
  • Dr. Jane Wright, Cancer Researcher – Biography & Questions (FREE BONUS)

Individual Descriptions:

Women in STEM Reading & Questions: Rosalind Franklin: In this activity, students will:

  • READ about Rosalind Franklin’s contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions.

Dr. Jane Wright Biography & Questions: FREE BONUS! Reviews the scientific method! In this activity, students will:

  • READ a biography about the life and scientific accomplishments of Dr. Wright, chemotherapy pioneer.
  • ANSWER text-dependent questions focusing primarily on the major steps of the scientific method viewed through Dr. Wright’s work.

Olga González-Sanabria Biography & Worksheet: In this activity, students will:

  • READ a 2-page article about the life and accomplishments of Olga González-Sanabria, best known for inventing the batteries used on the International Space Station.
  • ANSWER 14 text-dependent questions.

Women Scientists of Yesterday and Today WEBQUEST: Students use the internet to research 12 significant historical female scientists as well as 4 lesser-known female scientists that are active in their fields today. Students find information about:

  • Year and place of scientist’s birth
  • Colleges attended
  • Scientific accomplishments
  • Other interesting facts

Women in the Sciences TIMELINE PROJECT: EASY TO PRINT AND GO everything you need is included for students to assemble an Achievements of Female Scientists timeline or bulletin board. Two versions are provided – Version One requires students to research 35 scientists (names and important dates given) and Version Two gives them 35 pre-made biography cards. A variety of scientists from around the world are included with dates ranging from 1200 BCE through today.

Teacher Notes:

  • Answer keys included.
  • Please note: these PDF resources are not editable.
  • GO PAPERLESS! Use the included digital Google Slides options!

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