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ERIC Number: EJ1037364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Putting the "Her" in Science Hero
Wentworth, Sandra
Science and Children, v51 n8 p41-45 Apr 2014
In this article, Sandra Wentworth invites science teachers to ask a group of students to write the names of three famous scientists on a piece of paper within one minute. Chances are that most students will mention Einstein and be unable to name another scientist, specifically a woman, except for an occasional Marie Curie response. This article outlines an interdisciplinary unit that exposes fourth- and fifth-grade students to female scientists from several eras and various fields of science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A