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Unit Overview: Notable scientists

National Curriculum

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • Links to non-statutory guidance on a range of topics

Lessons:

6 lessons

Who was Katherine Johnson?

In this lesson, we will learn about Katherine Johnson's main achievements and the story of her life. We will learn how she used maths to get rockets into space and back home safely. We will learn what trajectory is and draw the trajectory for different objects.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 16m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Who was Rachel Carson?

In this lesson, we will learn about Rachel Carson's role in inspiring the creation of the US Environmental Agency. We will look at how she used the 'power of the pen' to bring attention to key environmental issues and have a go at using our own pens to write about an important environmental cause!

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 24m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Who was George Washington Carver?

In this lesson, we will write an information text all about George Washington Carver. We will learn about how he overcame the struggles in his early life to become a fantastic agricultural scientist. We will learn about his important contributions to agriculture (crop rotation!) which are still being used to improve crop yield globally today.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Who was Marie Curie?

In this lesson, we will learn about Marie Curie's contributions to science. We will learn about her work with radioactive materials, her discovery of radium and polonium and how her work has paved the way for modern cancer treatments. We will draw a Marie Curie comic strip in this lesson.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 18m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript