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Black History STEM Biographies

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Explore the many achievements of African Americans in science with our biography videos and activities. Biographies include:

  • Benjamin Banneker (1731–1806)
  • George Washington Carver (about 1861 – 1943)
  • Jewel Plummer Cobb (1924–2017)
  • Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)
  • Ruth Ella Moore (1903–1994)

Women’s History Month reminds us to elevate and celebrate women scientists. Explore free lessons, videos, and biographies for K-12 classrooms:

  • Free Lessons: Explore the impact of scientists like Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, and Ada Lovelace with quick classroom activities.
  • Biography Video: Watch a video about the life of Marie Curie.
  • Additional Biographies: Learn about Isabella Aiona Abbott and Ruth Ella Moore.
Discover What Inspiration Looks Like

Celebrate the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day, with free lessons, simple science activities, investigations, and virtual backgrounds.

  • Super Simple Science Activity: Go on a Gold Quest where students explore the properties of gold and then conduct simple investigations to observe reactions in other materials.
  • Investigation: In this investigation, students watch a video of rainbows forming and use prisms to investigate the phenomenon.

Winter Weather

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Whether you live in a cold climate or not, have your students explore the wonders of winter with our free resources.

  • Featured Lessons: Bears in Winter, Penguin Parents, Engineering Challenge: Mimicking Animal Parts, Deer in the Snow, Weather and Climate, and Winter Sports
  • Career Profiles: Chief Sustainability Officer, Climatologist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, and Meteorologist
  • Virtual Backgrounds: Fun winter-themed virtual backgrounds
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