Life of a Scientist Research
Your mission: to choose one of the following scientists and develop a PowerPoint presentation,
brochure of other multi media presentation.
Topic: Life of a Scientist
; Pick one scientist. Explain why this scientist is important. ; Include biographical information- where and when did this person live? Educational
background? Include important personal information. ; What important discovery or research makes this scientist important?
; How has their work been important to science?
Approved scientists include:
; Florence Bascom, geologist
; Grove Karl Gilbert, geologist
; Tycho Brahe, astronomer
; Maria M. Winkelmann Kirch astronomer
; George W. Carver, biochemist/inventor
; Antoine Lavoisier, chemist
; Henry Cavendish, chemist/physicist
; Isabel Lewis, astronomer
; Edward D. Cope, paleontologist
; Othniel Marsh, paleontologist
; Marie Curie, physicist
; Maria Mitchell, astronomer
; Georges Cuvier, paleontologist
; Caterina Scarpellini, meteorologist/astronomer
; Pierre de Fermat, mathematician/astronomer
; Nikola Tesla, engineer/inventor
; Galileo Galilei, astronomer/physicist
; William Thomson, physicist
; Francis Galton, meteorologist
; Alfred L. Wegener, geologist
; Thomas Edison, inventor
Due Dates: stOctober 1- Topic or name of scientist thOctober 15- Sources in MLA format thOctober 28 – Final Project is due!!
Science: 1st Quarter Project
Teacher Name: Ms. Schimel
Student Name: ________________________________________
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