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Ninth graders research inventions and discoveries that were made by African Americans using the attached worksheet. They investigate the contributions of these scientists using print media and interviews. They design slideshow presentation highlighting these contributions.
Fourth graders collect, record and analyze data using simple weather instruments or use weather resources to comprehend weather. They comprehend that scientists are very important people in today's world. Pupils look at cloud types to predict the weather conditions.
Students complete vocabulary building and word work exercises prior to reading an online article. They complete worksheets and an online quiz. They examine the use of homophones. They compare articles about famous people and write obituaries.
Young scholars examine the ways poetry has been used by actors. After reading a poem, they discuss the characters and the differences in how the male and female students view them. In groups, they read a few of Shakespeare's sonnets and write an outline about who they believe Shakespeare is speaking to.
students prepare and give oral presentations about assigned scientists and the accomplishments of the scientists after completing research and written reports on their subjects. They come to school dressed as their scientist!
Students research a scientist by using a database. They discover the differences between a website and a database. They take notes, cite their sources and gather informatoin about their scientist.
Third graders are engaged in a variety of learning experiences focusing on the contributions made by men and women in the fields of science. They have an opportunity to view a video about a scientist's life or listen to a guest scientist.
Students share their own stereotypes when they talk about scientists. In groups, they draw a picture of a scientist where they are working and the tools they most commonly used. Using the internet, they discover how archeolgists use the scientific method and take a quiz to end the instructional activity.
Students use the internet to research and create a Biography of a Biocomplexity Scientist. They name one scientist that they have investigated in the past few years and explain what they did. Students are given a list of 30 scientists that have been involved in groundbreaking research. They are also given the website for each scientist that includes the pertinent information for their project.
"Scientist Stereotypes" could be another name for this lesson! Begin by drawing from middle schoolers' preconceived notions and media portrayal of scientists, and then explain that anyone can be a scientist. Even though there is an extensive appendix of information about different scientists, the lesson plan focuses a disproportionate amount of time on the stereotypes, even suggesting an experiment to discover whether or not scientists are "crazier" than "regular" people. 
Twelfth graders are given a pre-test that quizzed them about their perceptions of science as a career. They brainstromed to compile a list of scientists students were interested in investigating. Students worked in groups of five and selected a scientist from the list to research, write about, and present to the class.
Fourth graders study the history of scientific discovery and the men and women who were integral in the process. In this science history lesson, 4th graders study various scientists and their contributions to the field of science. Students watch a video about the life of scientists, read a biography of a scientist, and create a presentation about a scientist using a variety of media.
Sixth graders research a scientist. In this research activity, 6th graders pick a scientist from a list who they would like to research. After conducting research, students create a "yellow page" like page of information on the scientific discoveries made by their scientist.
Ninth graders study the work of scientists and the processes that they use.  In this scientific inquiry instructional activity students view a video and do their own scientific investigation. 
Learners read an article and describe the scientific method.  In this scientific process lesson, students compare basic science and applied science. Learners discuss ideas such as team work, application of an idea, how scientists answer problems and where their findings lead them. Students use note taking skills to record what they have read and discussed.
Students make a poster.  For this scientist lesson, students define the term scientist, draw pictures of themselves as scientists, and write about what they would study as a scientist.
Students complete activates where they act as scientists to study the missing sea otters in the Aleutians. In this scientists lesson plan, students observe, identify, sample, and count, in an ecosystem.
Students research a scientist of their choice. They write a research paper on him or her. They select ten important facts from their research paper and prepare a PowerPoint presentation using their facts.
Students research scientists and inventors. They research their figure and write notes on a Fact Card template, biographical information regarding their figure, their occupation and achievements. After citing their information and locating a picture of their figure, they assemble the card and complete an online scavenger hunt.
Fifth graders investigate the contributions of famous scientists. In this contributions lesson, 5th graders create a matching game using information about scientists. Students discuss how their inventions and discoveries have made our lives different .