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African American Scientists
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Many African Americans have contributed important discoveries and ideas to the field of science. In this lesson, students study several of these important scientists and explore their lives. In a writing exercise. Students recreate scientists' experiences through journal entries.

Grade Level:

5-8

Subject Matter:

African American History

Curricular Uses:

Science; Language Arts; History

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Research information using the Internet and the library.
  • Understand the important role that some African American scientists have played in science.
  • Write a paragraph based on research and creativity.
  • Discuss the accomplishments of one scientist.

    Use of the Internet: Students use the Internet as a research tool. They participate in a guided online search.

    This lesson was developed by wNetSchool Master Teacher Betty Paulsell and was funded by the Louis Calder Foundation.

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