Women are Popping up in Technology
This is a design project for which students write and construct
a pop-up book about women's contributions to technology and science. Students
gain information about famous women and learn basic paper engineering. Learners
then choose a famous woman or several women to study and write about. Using
, they will cooperatively create and write a children's
pop-up story. Creations are then shared with younger students.
This "hands-on" activity allows students to learn about geometric properties and relationships through a creative medium. It provides students with an opportunity for hands-on learning.
Technology Education, Science, Language Arts, Art
History of Technology
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, History of Science, Paper Engineering
Writing, Public Speaking
Students will be able to:
Use of Internet:
- Evaluate information found in their research.
- Apply critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills.
- Write in a clear, concise, organized language for a specific audience.
- Speak in front of an audience.
- Explain how women have contributed to the advancement
of science and technology.
- Develop a spatial sense and an ability to use geometric properties and
- Design and create a pop-up book.
Students use the Internet to conduct Web research. They explore several interactive sites about women's contributions to science and technology. In addition, they visit several Web sites that provide instructions for basic pop-up engineering.
This lesson was developed by Susan McGowen, wNetSchool Master Teacher, and was funded by the Louis Calder Foundation.