During this project, you will research a scientist who has made an impact on the world. This project is going to give you an opportunity to see how science actually IS relevant to our lives, rather than see scientists as guys in lab coats and goggles looking at strange liquids.
You are using a number of different resources to do your research, including databases, internet search engines and books. As you research, you need to prepare information so it can be presented in an orderly fashion. You need to make sure to cite all of your sources as you go along so you do not forget where you found the information.
Questions for Research
As you are researching your scientist, all these questions need to be answered. Make sure you write down accurate information.
1. What is your scientist's name?
2. When was your scientist born? Where?
3. If your scientist has died, when? Where? (If still alive, how old is he/she?)
4. Describe your scientist's childhood. Did it have an impact on their work?
5. How was your scientist's family life? Married? Children?
6 Where did your scientist attend school? What, if any, degrees did they receive?
7. What field of science did your scientist work in? (Could be more than one).
8. What specifically did your scientist study/work on/discover? (This is the MAIN work of this scientist and what they are known for).
9. What was going on around the world while your scientist was doing his/her work? Do you think this had any impact on their work?
10. How did your scientist's work/discovery have a positive impact on our world?
11. Did your scientist receive any awards, honors, or other accolades?
12. Other interesting facts? (Can be science related or related to his/her personal life)